Tag Archives: Extraction Oil and Gas

WildEarth Guardians sue O&G over AQ violations

February 19, 2019

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WildEarth Guardians to file suit against oil and gas industry for extensive clean air violations along Colorado’s Front Range Companies illegally fracking without permits, fueling Denver region’s smog pollution, endangering public health Denver — WildEarth Guardians today put seven oil and gas companies on notice that it intends to file suit over extensive clean air […]

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Colorado Rising wins forced pooling lawsuit

February 12, 2019

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Judge hands win to Colorado Rising on behalf of Broomfield’s Wildgrass residents in temporary restraining order hearing for the forced pooling suit The second of two hearings on forced pooling wrapped up today in Denver with a victory for homeowners and mineral rights owners in the Wildgrass subdivision in Broomfield. In 2016, hundreds of residents […]

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Fracking Future Shock in Colorado

December 29, 2018

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Guest post by Phil Doe* If fracking treated all people equally, that is, if every person in Colorado were threatened with anywhere from 10 to 50 fracked wells in their neighborhood, the oil and gas industry would be long gone. But it doesn’t, so only a minority of Coloradans reap the whirlwind in the state’s […]

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Earthworks video exposes emissions at Extraction’s Coyote Pad

August 29, 2018

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Breaking news Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that Initiative 97, a setback measure for oil and gas development made the ballot. The measure would mandate that new oil and gas development, including fracking, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and other areas designated as “vulnerable.” ************ On Friday […]

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Bloody but unbowed Initiative 97 rages on

August 2, 2018

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*Updated August 3 with links to stories on KDNK and KGNU below As the August 6 deadline for signatures looms over Initiative 97, the more than 550 volunteers are gearing up for a final statewide effort this weekend. Meanwhile the oil & gas industry has pulled out all their dirty tricks to stop to them. […]

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Oil and gas industry group linked to Initiative 97 harassment

July 26, 2018

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At a press conference today at the State Capitol supporters of Initiative 97, which favors 2500-foot setbacks for new oil & gas facilities, vowed to fight on as they contend with their own setbacks. Colorado Rising organizers called the presser to unpack the breaking news that Direct Action Partners, one of the six companies hired […]

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Temporary restraining order denied in Bella Romero case

April 17, 2018

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Public Health Advocates Decry Decision to Allow Fracking to go Forward Next to Bella Romero Academy Greeley, CO — Local public health and environmental advocacy groups vow to continue to fight a decision allowing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to move forward next to Bella Romero Academy. The groups — including Weld Air & Water, Sierra Club, […]

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New FLIR videos from Front Range oil and gas sites

November 30, 2017

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The Earthworks Community Empowerment Project (formerly known as Citizens Empowerment Project) is a powerful tool that enables communities to use the best available technology to expose toxic fracking air pollution. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, Earthworks purchased a FLIR GasFinder 320 camera, the same kind used by industry and government agencies to detect leaks […]

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Groups file suit over drilling plan near middle school

April 11, 2017

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Groups File Lawsuit to Prevent Oil and Gas Fracking Operation Next to Middle School Near Greeley, CO Denver, CO — Today, a coalition of environmental and civil rights groups , Weld Air and Water, the Sierra Club, NAACP Colorado State Conference, and Wall of Women filed a lawsuit in State Court challenging the Colorado Oil […]

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Salting Fracking’s Resurrection: the Uses of False News

April 6, 2017

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Guest post by Phil Doe* The Denver Post is headless. If it weren’t, it could be certified as schizophrenic. Proof, you ask? In its recent Sunday editorial section, the Post devoted much print to lamenting the demise of print news. Tom Petty, a Post editor, not the real Tom Petty, but a heartbreaker nonetheless, claims […]

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