Tag Archives: oil & gas industry

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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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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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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Battlement Mesa denied hearing on worst drilling permit in state

January 30, 2019

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Opponents stifled in bid to stop Ursa drilling pads “Opponents of an Ursa Resources natural gas well pad planned just beyond 500 feet from mobile homes in Battlement Mesa won’t get their chance to lay out their case in a hearing before state regulators. “The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Tuesday declined to […]

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