Tag Archives: environment

Send comments to BLM to oppose RMR’s monitoring wells

October 17, 2019

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BLM is seeking scoping comments from the public on a proposal by Rocky Mountain Resources (RMR) to drill five water monitoring wells on the Transfer Trail mountainside. [See map below] Scoping comments raise issues for BLM to consider prior to issuing a permit for the drilling. The deadline for public comments is Thursday, October. 24. […]

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CO Rising files complaint to halt O&G permitting

October 9, 2019

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COGCC violating due process in permitting of new wells Denver, CO — Today Colorado Rising, on behalf of Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee, filed a complaint requesting judicial review in Denver District Court concerning the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s process of approving new oil and gas permits. CO Rising/Wildgrass Oil & Gas Committee […]

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Leaks and spills are ubiquitous in the gas patch

September 4, 2019

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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. Today, Bob  submitted this letter to COGCC Director Jeff Robbins along with a 33-page comment paper in which he provides evidence that leaks and spills are […]

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The bad news about SB 181

August 30, 2019

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What could have been, should have been, but isn’t By Phil Doe The many citizens who believe Governor Jared Polis is slow-walking implementation of the new Colorado oil and gas law, Senate Bill 181, were served no surprise the other night at a meeting in Thornton. These citizens now know with certainty Polis will not […]

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COGCC meetings could use a fact checker

August 22, 2019

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A crowd estimated at over 100 people showed up for the COGCC meeting on Wednesday (8/21) at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. I wasn’t able to be there because husband Tod was homebound nursing a broken fibula and couldn’t be left alone for the day. However we did listen on Zoom. As you may […]

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Study links fracking to global spike in atmospheric methane

August 15, 2019

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As methane concentrations increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell University research published on August 14 in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union. Ideas and perspectives: is shale gas a major driver of recent increase in global atmospheric methane? The […]

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Longmont moves to lift court injunction in fracking ban

August 14, 2019

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Local control granted by SB 19-181 allows the 2012 voter-enacted law to stand LONGMONT, CO — Today, Colorado Rising, on behalf of Our Longmont, filed a motion to reopen the City of Longmont v. Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) case in Boulder District Court. This is a first step to lift an injunction by […]

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BLM deems RMR strip mine proposal to be complete

August 12, 2019

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced on Monday that it has accepted for review the strip mine expansion proposal submitted July 11 by Rocky Mountain Resources Aggregates. RMR is seeking BLM approval to expand its limestone quarry on Transfer Trail from the current approved 16 acres to 321 acres, and to strip-mine 100 million […]

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GarCo BOCC authorize $500K to create SB-181 workaround

August 7, 2019

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KDNK:  Garfield County Circles Wagons Against Stricter Oil/Gas Regs Garfield County Commissioners are joining and creating local government coalitions in response to SB-181. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more on why the county is involved in more than one group and how some activists say the county does not represent all of the Western Slope. […]

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New study shows link between fracking and mental health issues during pregnancy

July 31, 2019

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A new study identifies a link between proximity to hydraulic fracking activities and mental health issues during pregnancy. Fracking activities may contribute to anxiety and depression during pregnancy by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, July 24, 2019, Science Daily A new study led by a researcher at Columbia University Mailman School of Public […]

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