Tag Archives: environment

Ursa plans injection well next to Colorado River

January 19, 2017

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Last September, after nearly a decade of health assessments, public meetings, public hearings, comment periods, rallies and campaigns, the COGCC granted Ursa Resources the final permits necessary to drill 53 natural gas wells on two pads inside the Battlement Mesa PUD. “This decision makes one thing very clear — the COGCC will never say no […]

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Support whistleblower Leslie Weise

January 18, 2017

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Support whistleblower Leslie Weise defense against attack by the City of Colorado Springs Guest post by Gregory Olinyk, founder and managing partner of Point-of-Reference LLC (P-of-R), and resident of Colorado Springs. This column was originally published in The Gazette on January 15, 2017. For the past two years, attorney and mother Leslie Weise has been […]

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Fight the future

December 10, 2016

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A month has passed since the election and I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted. Each day brings fresh horror as Orange Hitler packs his cabinet with a cadre of retired generals, billionaires and captains of industry who breed contempt for the very agencies they will oversee. The flag-burning-free-speech-SNL-bashing twitter rants, the fake news, […]

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Broomfield’s impending doom

December 8, 2016

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On Tuesday night the Broomfield City Council voted unanimously in favor of passing the first reading for an ordinance that will impose a 6-month temporary moratorium on new oil & gas drilling permits. The ordinance comes up for a second reading on January 10, and is expected to pass. Frustrated with “limited toolkit,” Broomfield considers […]

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Fracking threatens unique desert oasis in west Texas

November 4, 2016

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New analysis: Global tourist destination Balmorhea Springs at risk from Apache oil & gas development Toyahvale & Dallas, TX — Released Thursday, a new scientific analysis of the system of springs feeding Texas’ Balmorhea State Park in the Chihuahuan Desert indicates that new oil and gas production proposed by Apache Corp. could pollute or otherwise […]

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Oil and Gas Threat Map now includes public lands

October 27, 2016

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One-third of Colorado’s nearly 67 million acres are designated as public lands, including forests, wilderness areas, wildlife refuges, national parks and monuments, and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. As much as we appreciate our precious public lands, oil & gas development on public lands has contributed to the increasing public health risks […]

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New Yale study links fracking to cancer-causing chemicals

October 26, 2016

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New research from the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) confirms that the majority of chemicals used in fracking are linked to known carcinogens. Yale researchers identified 55 known, probable, or possible carcinogens, including 20 compounds associated with leukemia and/or lymphoma specifically, that are potential water contaminants and/or air pollutants related to unconventional oil & […]

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Ursa postpones drilling plan near high school

October 6, 2016

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Ursa informed Garfield County by letter on Wednesday, the company has postponed plans to drill at the Lacy Park pad which is located about 700 feet from Grand Valley High School, and on the north bank of the Colorado River, between Parachute and Battlement Mesa. In the letter Ursa cited the need for more time […]

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Earthworks health and climate webinar

September 26, 2016

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Virtually every stage of oil and gas production releases toxic air pollution. Both scientific research and reports from communities show that living near well sites, processing plants, compressor stations, and other facilities is often linked to health problems. Ongoing leaks and emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, also pose risks to the climate. On […]

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Chromium-6 found in drinking water systems in 26 Colorado counties

September 21, 2016

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Nearly 200 million Americans, including millions in Colorado, drink tap water that contains a toxin that can cause cancer even from minute exposures, according to a report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Chromium-6, a chemical compound that can cause liver damage, lung cancer, and reproductive and developmental problems, was found in 61 water systems […]

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