Tag Archives: fracking

Did March methane spike originate from Stamp well workover?

May 6, 2020

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By Karen Dike I was dismayed when I was sent an article published on Saturday, April 25, in the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times Call. The article retracted an earlier story regarding the air monitoring station at Union Reservoir. The retraction article stated it was pulled because factually incorrect statements were made. The earlier […]

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Action alert: We need strong protections now!

April 28, 2020

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On Wednesday, April 29, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is meeting to decide how and when to proceed with a critical decision-making process for new rules governing oil and gas development in our state. These new rules, mandated by the Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations Act (SB-181), have been fought […]

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The great divorce: The People of Colorado v. the State

April 24, 2020

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By Phil Doe When I was a boy, my dad took me and my twin sister and brothers to see the demolition of the Omaha-Grant Smoke Stack in Globeville. At the time it was among the tallest smokestacks in the world. It stood 350 feet high, with brick walls 12 feet thick. It was said […]

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Virus pauses rulemaking but not O&G operations

March 26, 2020

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On March 25, Governor Jared Polis issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order requiring the state’s 5.7 million residents to avoid socializing with others as well as unnecessary travel. Read the order here. Oil and gas production field operations are included in the list of critical infrastructure that remains operational. During this time when millions of residents […]

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Submit comments on wellbore integrity rulemaking

March 17, 2020

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In Colorado, there are more than 50-thousand active oil and gas wells. There are also another 20,000 to 30,000 plugged and abandoned wells. These wells and their infrastructure leak every single day. In fact, according to the Center for Western Priorities, there were almost two spills or leaks per day in Colorado. Since 2016, there […]

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Bella Romero benzene levels higher than CDPHE reported

March 12, 2020

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New report reveals Bella Romero Academy exposed to unsafe levels of benzene from Extraction fracking and production State failed to adopt standard appropriate for schools and allowed numerous exceedances Denver, CO — Nonprofit organization 350 Colorado released a report on Wednesday, conducted by Barrett Engineering PLLC, revealing that benzene emissions at Bella Romero Academy in […]

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Colorado, we have a problem

March 3, 2020

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I rarely write about politics. It’s not my favorite subject. I follow politics as it relates to public health, climate change, and the fossil fuel industry. Today is Super Tuesday. On full disclosure, I voted for Elizabeth Warren. In honor of this day I feel the need to share my concerns about a disturbing nexus […]

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Honoring Black History Month with Emmett Hobley

February 27, 2020

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Introducing Emmett Hobley. In honor of Black History Month, Colorado Rising would like to shine a light on an inspiring individual from our community who is tirelessly working to make Colorado a safer and healthier place. Learn a little about Emmett’s journey Where are you from? I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. How […]

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PSR Webinar: Radioactive Fracking Wastewater

February 25, 2020

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Radioactive Fracking Wastewater: Chilling Threat to Health A chilling investigative article in the January 21 Rolling Stone magazine has found that wastewater from many oil and gas wells is dangerously radioactive. America’s Radioactive Secret Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers […]

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Every day’s a holiday for the oil business in Colorado

February 17, 2020

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By Phil Doe Though it’s not on the official Colorado state calendar, every day’s a holiday for the oil industry in this state. News surfaced last month that the oil industry has been dodging its state taxes, and not just now and then, but systematically. The tax, called a severance tax, is based on a […]

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