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Webinar: Myths & realities of zoning protections from oil & gas

June 17, 2019

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Webinar: Myths & realities of zoning protections from oil & gas [Duration 1:25] Do you want to be an environmental decision-maker? Learn how to — and how not to — use zoning as a tool to limit oil and gas infrastructure around you in our webinar hosted by Halt the Harm Network. Communities have been […]

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Pennsylvania drillers paid millions to settle health claims

June 5, 2019

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The accidental release of a Pennsylvania court document has revealed that last year Range Resources and 10 other companies agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit with three Washington County families. They claimed the gas drilling companies’ activities contaminated their land and water and made them sick, according to a court document obtained […]

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Spring and COGCC off to rocky start

May 22, 2019

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It’s almost metaphorical the way winter won’t let go of its grip on Colorado and neither will the oil and gas industry. On the same day a spring snowstorm bludgeoned the state with frigid temps and record snowfall, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) held its first regular meeting under SB-181. Folks seemed […]

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SB-181 is LAW!

April 17, 2019

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Thanks to the Herculean efforts of Colorado Rising (including all of you!) and activists across the state to raise awareness about the dangers of fossil fuel industry, Governor Polis signed SB19-181 into law on Tuesday. While this bill does not go far enough to protect Colorado’s environment and people, it is a sea change in […]

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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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Colorado Rising Statement on SB-181 with Amendments

March 29, 2019

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DENVER — On Thursday, March 28th, the Colorado House of Representatives amended and passed SB-181 to better regulate the oil and gas industry in Colorado. SB19-181:  Protect Public Welfare Oil And Gas Operations REREVISED Anne Lee Foster, Communications Director of Colorado Rising, the grassroots, citizen group behind Prop 112 said “Despite some concerning amendments, SB-181 […]

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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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SB 19-181: What are the amendments doing to the bill?

March 18, 2019

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By Phil Doe We genuinely applaud the legislature for advancing SB 19-181. It is what the people in the fracking fields of Colorado have been seeking for almost a decade. This bill will give them a right to participate in decisions concerning where, when, and how oil and gas development can occur in their cities […]

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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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