Tag Archives: pollution

Groups challenge FERC’s Jordan Cove approval

May 28, 2020

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Southern Oregon Advocates Challenge Federal Approval of Jordan Cove LNG Washington, DC — On Wednesday, southern Oregon organizations filed a lawsuit challenging Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. FERC issued its approval in March, conditioned on the project qualifying for critical permits […]

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GarCo will intervene in GSCA suit against BLM

May 26, 2020

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The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) is pleased to report four positive actions in support of their efforts: two court case interventions, approval of new mining standards in Garfield County, and their challenge to BLM’s refusal to release key documents related to RMI. Read more about it here. Garfield County seeks to intervene in GSCA’s […]

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FERC denies all Jordan Cove rehearing requests

May 21, 2020

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Jordan Cove LNG Rehearing Denied by Federal Agency, Southern Oregon Communities Prepare to Challenge Decision [Washington, D.C.] — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that it would deny all requests for rehearing for the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal. The State of Oregon, multiple Tribal governments, landowners impacted by eminent domain, fishers and […]

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Commissioners support energy companies over public health

May 14, 2020

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The American Lung Association recently released its annual State of the Air report, which outlines threats posed by unhealthy levels of ozone and particle pollution in counties and cities across the country. Ground level ozone is a real problem in Colorado, even on the Western Slope. For instance, Garfield County received a grade of “C” […]

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There is something rotten in the Republic of Boulder — and it smells all the way to Denmark

May 8, 2020

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By Phil Doe After 25 years of acclaimed atmospheric research at the University of Colorado, Dr. Detlev Helmig was summarily fired in April. The firing was delivered by a video call that took less than 30 minutes. In less than an hour after he was first notified that the university was dissatisfied with his efforts […]

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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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Dr. Detlev Helmig fired for exposing brown cloud

April 30, 2020

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The oil & gas industry may have been brought to its collective knees this month in the marketplace but they are definitely running the show in Colorado. On April 17, a breaking news report appeared at the Western Energy Alliance website, Western Wire that the University of Colorado Boulder had dismissed Dr. Detlev Helmig after […]

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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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Oil and gas industry is exploiting a crisis

April 21, 2020

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By Harv Teitelbaum* These are difficult times. Most of us are sacrificing to protect ourselves, our families and our communities from COVID-19. Unfortunately, there are others who are using this crisis as cover to further their own exploitative agendas. According to Associated Press reports, the oil and gas industry approached the Environmental Protection Agency, seeking […]

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Oregonians request rehearing on Jordan Cove

April 20, 2020

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Oregonians unite to demand rehearing on Jordan Cove LNG federal approval The Klamath Tribes, affected landowners, and public interest organizations request rehearing on fracked gas export terminal and pipeline in southern Oregon Washington, DC — Today, the Klamath Tribes, impacted landowners, and over 25 public interest organizations submitted a joint request for rehearing to the […]

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