Tag Archives: environment

Colorado Politics Redux: The Great Treachery Found in Little Things

December 11, 2017

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Guest post by Phil Doe* Little things may not matter the most, but they can certainly be used to measure the truth of bigger things, such as the so-called defining statements of politicians. For example Trump vowed to empty the swamp. But with unwavering ferocity, he has made the swamp a vast sea of self-dealing […]

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West Slope oil and gas producers facing extinction

November 9, 2017

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Living with oil & gas, we are regularly subjected to industry propaganda. The Denver Post is notorious for featuring articles that read more like infomercials for the oil & gas industry than actual news. The latest was emblazoned with this seductive headline: Western Colorado natural gas drilling may never boom again. The article was published […]

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Rep. Foote to COGCC: “Industry is out of control”

November 7, 2017

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Angry residents packed the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) meeting last week (October 30). Some wore face masks with messages written on them like “Stop Fracking Us” to protest toxic air from drilling and fracking operations they are forced to breathe daily. More than 60 residents from communities along the Front Range testified […]

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Clean Power Plan repeal proposed by Trump puppet Pruitt

October 12, 2017

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This week EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced his plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The proposed rule, if implemented, would put an end to the Obama Administration’s successful and cost-effective program to reduce carbon pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants. A plan that is already preventing thousands of deaths and many more childhood asthma […]

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Voices from “Fracktured Erie”

September 28, 2017

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The following Letter to the Editor by John C. Lamb* appeared recently in the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call. Don’t rely on establishment to protect you from fracking Recently, I sent out a request on an Erie website for people to share their stories about living with fracking in their neighborhoods. I received over […]

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CO: the More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

September 20, 2017

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Guest post by Phil Doe* Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper labored mightily for three months and brought forth a gnat. He had promised the people, after an uncontrolled leak from an oil well had caused two deaths in a fiery explosion of a home in the bedroom community of Firestone, that it would never happen again. […]

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Learn how to monitor impacts during drilling and fracking

September 7, 2017

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As more and more Coloradans cope with drilling and fracking in their communities, they need tools to help them monitor the changes in air & water quality, and other environmental impacts. Today citizens can learn more about their environmental exposures than ever before. The chance to become a citizen scientist is just a click away […]

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Tell AQCC we all deserve clean air

August 24, 2017

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A decade of nonattainment Colorado’s North Front Range and the Denver metro area have been out of compliance with the previous federal ozone standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb) since 2007. State data shows that between 2008 and 2015, the number of active wells nearly doubled to over 27,000 in central Colorado’s Wattenberg gas […]

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Fram plans to drill 108 oil wells in GJ watershed

August 14, 2017

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Proposal to drill 108 oil wells in Grand Junction watershed too risky The revised project threatens water and air quality In late June, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its long-awaited revised Environmental Assessment on the Fram Whitewater Project, a proposal to drill 108 oil wells in the Grand Junction watershed outside of Whitewater. […]

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Bob Arrington forewarns COGCC about hazards of Ursa’s A Pad

July 27, 2017

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Bob Arrington, PE, is a Battlement Mesa citizen representative on Garfield County’s Energy Advisory Board (EAB). He also represents the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance and the Battlement Concerned Citizens. This week he submitted his comment to the COGCC regarding Ursa’s proposed A Pad and injection well. Included with Bob’s letter is his presentation, A Very […]

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