Tag Archives: environment

Trump flips off Earth

June 2, 2017

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During the same week Trump announced the U.S. will exit the Paris climate agreement, NOAA scientists reported that the second-biggest jump in atmospheric CO2 on record occurred in 2016. Second Biggest Jump in Annual CO2 Levels Reported as Trump Leaves Paris Climate Agreement NOAA released its annual update on greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere […]

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Leslie Weise files intent to sue against Colorado Springs

May 26, 2017

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 On February 8, the Colorado Court of Appeals dismissed a contempt citation against whistleblower Leslie Weise, which had been brought up by Colorado Springs Utilities because Weise spoke with a reporter about the contents of an air quality report which was sent to her by mistake. She had originally sought the report  through a Colorado […]

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Hickenlooper finds political cover from AG Coffman on Martinez ruling

May 18, 2017

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Hickenlooper orders halt to fight over court oil-gas ruling but AG Coffman moves ahead AG Cynthia Coffman says Martinez case profoundly changes oil and gas regulation Late Wednesday, Governor John Hicklenlooper sent an order to the Deputy Attorney General Laura Chartrand instructing state attorneys not to proceed with an appeal of the Martinez ruling. But […]

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New TEDX podcast series: Fracking and Health

May 12, 2017

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Is our food at risk from oil and gas wastewater repurposed for crop irrigation? The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) is bringing science to the people in a popular format — podcasts! The new series Fracking and Health: Ask a Scientist answers your questions about the impacts of oil & gas development on human health. TEDX […]

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Gov. Hickenlooper, DO NOT appeal Martinez ruling!

May 11, 2017

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  On March 23, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that the “state must protect health and the environment before allowing oil and gas drilling” in Martinez v. COGCC. Last week, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission announced that it was appealing the ruling. Click here to join the League of Oil & Gas […]

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Victory for taxpayers and clean air!

May 10, 2017

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By Emily Hornback, WCC Community Organizer Western Colorado residents cheer the survival of methane capture rule Industry failed to kill the BLM methane rule in the Senate Grand Junction — Western Colorado Congress and Citizens for Clean Air celebrated today as the clock ran out on the Senate’s ability to repeal an Obama administration rule […]

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Understanding policy conflicts with oil and gas

April 5, 2017

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Conflict is a fact of life for those of us living with oil and gas development. Though we don’t necessarily seek it out, conflict manages to find its way into our lives regardless. The conflicts are many and varied but the predominant conflicts are between: Citizens opposed to oil & gas development vs citizens in […]

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Fracking resistance is working in Colorado

March 30, 2017

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March was a good month for the fracking resistance in Colorado. After more than a decade of battling governors, the legislature, and the COGCC (whose vision of the future appears to include a drilling rig on every street corner) activists were already well-organized. Even though we haven’t had thousands of supporters we have been vocal, […]

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Firefighters decided not to warn residents during chemical fire

March 14, 2017

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A series of mishaps at the pipeline construction site (Ursa’s new B pad) in Battlement Mesa highlights the hazards of residential drilling. Last week firefighters from the Grand Valley Fire Protection District (GVFPD) were called to extinguish what turned out to be a chemical fire at the construction/well pad site. Crews put out fire at […]

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Planning Commission approves rezoning to allow Battlement injection well

March 9, 2017

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The Garfield County Planning Commission Commissioners voted 5-2 on Wednesday night to approve a rezoning proposal that will allow for an injection well in the Battlement Mesa community. The approval included a provision to allow only one injection well on the 22-acre site that will be rezoned. Last month the Garfield County Community Development staff […]

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