Tag Archives: environment

It’s not the size of the well pad, it’s the volume of emissions

July 30, 2015

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I was unable to attend the COGCC meetings on Wednesday. There’s a frack happening on a well pad south of Silt (probably Ursa) and our air quality turned to crap. The air pollution from the emissions makes me sick so I have to stay indoors (or leave town). BTW, my recent DNA test results prove […]

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Ursa meetings schedule announced

July 29, 2015

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Ursa Operating Company cordially invites you to the third of 5 planned meetings regarding planned drilling operations in the Battlement Mesa PUD. This meeting’s main topic is “The Construction Phase” and will cover anything related to this phase, including; health, safety, the environment, trucking, building location, and regulatory. Monday, August 3 6:00 p.m. Grand Valley […]

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In search of the “net positive”

July 20, 2015

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The Ursa meeting in Battlement Mesa last Monday (7/13) was well attended. I was unable to be there. However the Post Independent has taken a sudden interest in the future drilling plans in the Battlement Mesa PUD, therefore the meeting was covered by a local reporter. From reading the article and talking to people who […]

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Delta County and CHC join forces on lease swap

July 11, 2015

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Look at this! A county that supports the will of its citizens! From Citizens for a Healthy Community — Delta County Supports Mineral Withdrawal for the North Fork July 9, 2015 – This week the Delta County Commissioners sent a letter and map to U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, and Rep. Scott Tipton […]

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Review: Fuzzy Mud

July 6, 2015

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Fuzzy Mud By Louis Sachar Delacorte Books for Young Readers August 2015 192 pages Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi always walks home from school with seventh grader Marshall Walsh because her mom won’t let her walk home alone. At the end of one particularly irritating school day, Marshall takes a shortcut through the woods. Tamaya has […]

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National fracking summit planned for October

June 30, 2015

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SAVE THE DATE! Stop the Frack Attack National Summit October 3-5, 2015 Denver, Colorado Escalating the Fight between Communities and the Oil and Gas Industry A gathering of movement leaders, community activists, and people affected by fracking across the country. Activists will be gathering in Denver, CO to share stories, become better spokespeople, learn about […]

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Residential fracking coming soon to GarCo

June 27, 2015

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Since the drilling boom began around 2001, fracking has not occurred within residential neighborhoods in Garfield County. Hazardously close to communities and rural subdivisions – yes – but not inside heavily populated residential areas. That paradoxical distinction will soon vanish as Ursa Resources has submitted plans to drill 53 wells from two pads inside the […]

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Fracking pollution and dead babies

June 25, 2015

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The current issue of Rolling Stone features an in-depth article by Paul Solotaroff, What’s Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah? Billed as the story about a midwife who becomes the local pariah after she starts asking questions about dead babies, it is much more than that. Donna Young has been a midwife in Vernal, Utah, […]

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BOCC approves injection well, residents ask for seismic monitor

June 23, 2015

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To absolutely no one’s surprise, the Garfield County commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to approve Ursa’s second injection well in two years near Battlement Mesa and Parachute. Public meetings and hearings were held where citizens voiced their concerns and objections. Everyone was heard. Everyone was polite. Everyone was thanked. And the commissioners approved it anyway. […]

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Independent study shows fracking chemicals in drinking water

June 22, 2015

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Earlier this month when the EPA released its Draft Assessment on the Potential Impacts to Drinking Water Resources from Hydraulic Fracturing Activities, several major media outlets plus the oil & gas industry jumped on this EPA statement: “Assessment shows hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources and identifies […]

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