Tag Archives: environment

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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BOCC denies BCC and GVCA request for appeal of COGCC’s B pad permit

September 19, 2016

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Today Garfield County Commissioners unanimously denied a request from Battlement Concerned Citizens and Grand Valley Citizens Alliance that the commissioners request a hearing to appeal the recent approval by the COGCC for Ursa’s B pad in Battlement Mesa. Click here to read the BCC/GVCA letter to the BOCC. The main issue, as described in the […]

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Groups file lawsuit to protect Colorado River Basin

September 13, 2016

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Lawsuit Launched Over Fracking, Water, Climate Change in Colorado River Basin DENVER— The Center for Biological Diversity and Living Rivers today filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to compel them to update invalid, outdated Endangered Species Act consultations on the impacts of […]

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Residents call on the Governor to save Battlement Mesa

September 12, 2016

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By Emily Hornback, WCC Community Organizer Today, Battlement Concerned Citizens decried the final decision from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on the second of two natural gas pads now approved for construction within the boundaries of Battlement Mesa. COGCC approves 2nd well pad in Battlement The COGCC approved the Ursa Resources permit […]

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Post-mortem: Why Colorado’s anti-fracking measures didn’t make the ballot

September 9, 2016

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By Kelsey Ray Republished from The Colorado Independent The fractivists were prepared for this. Before turning in the more than 200,000 ballot petition signatures they collected to qualify two anti-fracking measures for the November ballot, members of the Yes for Health and Safety Over Fracking campaign took photographs of every single petition page. After Secretary […]

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Remembering Theo Colborn

September 1, 2016

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A new TEDX commentary, Twenty-Five Years of Endocrine Disruption Science: Remembering Theo Colborn by Carol F. Kwiatkowski, Ashley L. Bolden, Richard A. Liroff, Johanna R. Rochester, and John G. Vandenbergh, was published today in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. We are grateful to Theo for all she did and to everyone at TEDX for continuing […]

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Briefs filed in teens’ fracking lawsuit appeal

August 22, 2016

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Colorado Communities Back Youths’ Critical Fracking Lawsuit Denver, CO – On August 18, communities across Colorado showed their support for six young activists and their fracking and climate change lawsuit. Two amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs were filed to the Colorado Court of Appeals in support of the youth in their effort to […]

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Mapping the oil and gas threat in western CO — August 8

August 3, 2016

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MAPPING the OIL and GAS THREAT: A Western Colorado Update Monday, August 8 6:30 p.m. Glenwood Springs Community Center Join Western Colorado Congress for an evening of information and discussion about oil and gas issues on the Western Slope. Representatives from the Sierra Club and local impacted community members will give a demonstration of the […]

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Review: Frackopoly

August 2, 2016

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Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment By Wenonah Hauter The New Press June 2016 384 pages For the uninitiated, fracking is a process of unconventional natural gas extraction in which millions of gallons of water, tons of sand, and unknown quantities of toxic chemicals are injected from holes drilled miles […]

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