Tag Archives: fracking

Community groups call on Polis to halt oil and gas permits

May 13, 2019

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Colorado Rising, WildEarth Guardians, and local environmental community groups notify Polis Administration of necessity to halt oil and gas permitting Public health and safety first: groups say new law requires a pause in fracking during rule making DENVER — Today Colorado Rising, a grassroots, community-led environmental group, and WildEarth Guardians, a western advocacy group enforcing […]

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Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado

April 25, 2019

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All videos were recorded February 1, 2019, at Colorado State University at the Medical Symposium: Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado Click on videos below to view here, or click on the link to view at Vimeo Life Within One Mile of 158 Fracking Wells: Beth Ewaskowitz, PhD A pharmacologist/mom’s journey into […]

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Study: No more studies, we already know fracking impacts exist

April 16, 2019

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After studying hundreds of scientific articles about the health impacts of fracking, researchers say, “We already know these health impacts exist, and there’s already more than enough evidence for policymakers to take action.” Environmental Health Concerns From Unconventional Natural Gas Development (UNGD) The report was published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health […]

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What you need to know right now about SB-181

April 4, 2019

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The final version of SB-181 passed out of the Senate on Wednesday. While we await Governor Polis’ signature, let’s take a closer look at what the bill will and won’t do — and what you need to know right now. The first and most noticeable change will come from the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation […]

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SB-181: The great Colorado freak-out

March 20, 2019

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Last week SB-181 practically sailed through the Democratic-controlled Colorado Senate passing one committee after another and finally the full Senate, all along party line votes. Opponents of the bill promptly freaked out with Sen. Rob Woodward (R-Loveland) howling: “There will be pain if this bill passes. People will lose their jobs, people will lose their […]

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Shell urges Trump Administration to strengthen federal methane rules

March 12, 2019

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Shell becomes first major oil company to directly tell EPA not to roll back existing rules; and to strengthen them Today Shell publicly urged the U.S. federal government to strengthen rules requiring the oil and gas industry to cut methane pollution. Methane, the main component of natural gas and a powerful pollutant, is leaked from […]

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It’s beyond time for oil and gas reform

March 7, 2019

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By Leslie Robinson Last Friday (3/1), a bill was introduced in the Colorado Assembly that would overhaul the way our state makes decisions about oil and gas and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. As a Western Coloradan who has lived with the impacts of the industry for over 40 years, I welcome SB-181 […]

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Must watch: Attorney Joe Salazar’s video on SB 19-181

March 5, 2019

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Colorado Rising takes neutral position on SB 19-181 Colorado Rising Communications Director Anne Lee Foster released this statement: “Colorado Rising is taking a neutral position on SB19-181. While it would be immoral and unconscionable not to pass this bill, it does not go far enough to protect communities from dangerous oil and gas. This is […]

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Is Drilling and Fracking Waste on Your Sidewalk or in Your Pool?

February 25, 2019

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Oil and gas waste, which is exempt from hazardous waste rules, is commonly used in commercial applications By Melissa Troutman, Truthout They’ve spread it on roads. They’ve irrigated almond farms and fruit groves with it. The oil and gas industry’s liquid waste has been used for a variety of commercial and industrial purposes over the […]

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Toward an Unfractured Future

February 22, 2019

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The Public Health Case Against Fracking and How it Prevailed in New York By Sandra Steingraber, PhD Prepared remarks, keynote lecture at the Medical Symposium on the Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, on February 1, 2019. Reposted with permission. Thank you for that lovely introduction. I appreciate […]

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