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Public TV series puts Jordan Cove in the spotlight

May 15, 2016

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Immense Possibilities is a weekly public TV show originating in Ashland, Oregon. On Friday, May 13, they aired the latest episode dedicated to the Jordan Cove Project. The show was filmed on March 11, the same day the FERC denied the Jordan Cove Project. In light of the fact that the FERC granted rehearings for […]

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Break Free Colorado in Thornton tomorrow!

May 13, 2016

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On Thursday — ten days after the Colorado Supreme Court struck down Longmont’s fracking ban and Fort Collins’ 5-year fracking moratorium — as many as 300 activists disrupted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil and gas lease auction in Lakewood. Yesterday’s demonstration kicked off a planned weekend of mass mobilizations for climate action as […]

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New EPA methane regs target oil and gas emissions

May 11, 2016

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The Obama administration will unveil on Thursday the first federal standards aimed at curbing methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry. The regulations, which were finalized today, were proposed by the EPA last year, as the Obama administration pursues a broader climate agenda which calls for clamping down on greenhouse gas emissions from […]

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Be The Change USA denounces CO Supreme Court decision

May 3, 2016

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On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled against the rights of the people in Longmont and Ft Collins. In so doing they ruled against the rights of all Colorado citizens to legislate on matters dealing with oil and gas development. Under our state constitution, the right of citizens to legislate, Article V, has been termed […]

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BLM puts brakes on Whitewater drilling project

May 3, 2016

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Agency refuses to green-light project in absence of hydraulic fracturing analysis Grand Junction, CO — In a victory for residents of Whitewater and everyone concerned with air and water quality in western Colorado, the state office of the Bureau of Land Management put the brakes on a proposal to drill 108 wells on 52,000 acres […]

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CO Supreme Court rules against fracking bans

May 2, 2016

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Colorado Supreme Court Strips the Constitutional Right To Enact Local Fracking Bans Landmark Decision Favors Oil and Gas Industry Over the Rights of Coloradans Denver, CO – Today, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down the rights of Coloradans to protect their health, safety and well-being from fracking through the use of local bans. The justices […]

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Fracking fanatics cling to false hopes for Jordan Cove

April 22, 2016

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Colorado’s fracking fanatics desperate to breathe life into the Jordan Cove Project have stepped up their lobbying campaign, with a little help from their friends at The Daily Sentinel. Oil, gas group unanimous in backing of Jordan Cove The Jordan Cove LNG project and 232-mile connecting transmission pipeline were the focus of meetings in Grand […]

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Obama administration launches task force on gas storage safety

April 1, 2016

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Above image of Aliso Canyon methane gas leak was filmed in December 2015, with FLIR camera by certified thermographer Pete Dronkers, Earthworks Southwest Circuit Rider In a move that doesn’t appear to be an April fool’s joke, the Obama administration today launched the shiny new Interagency Task Force on Natural Gas Storage Safety. Lynn Orr, […]

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Obama corrals oil and gas industry

March 18, 2016

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This week NASA scientists informed us that February 2016 was the warmest month on record and warned that global warming is speeding up. In an obvious last-ditch effort to slow down the rapidly expanding process of climate change, President Obama’s administration is focusing on the oil and gas industry. The first move came last week […]

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US and Canada agree to cut methane emissions

March 10, 2016

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BREAKING NEWS!! U.S.-Canada Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership ********** Trudeau, Obama to unveil measures for safeguarding Arctic President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday announced they would seek a 40 to 45 percent reduction in methane emissions below 2012 levels by the oil and gas industry by 2025, and […]

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