Tag Archives: pollution

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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Jordan Cove still not a thing

May 10, 2019

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This was a bad week for Jordan Cove, which I must remind you is still not a thing. On Monday, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a letter denying a Clean Water Act permit for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG project. The DEQ announced in a press release that Jordan Cove doesn’t meet […]

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EPA refuses to protect public from oil and gas wastes

April 24, 2019

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Agency leaves in place decades-old generic standards that fail to address risks and harms oil and gas wastes WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to a lawsuit from environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a decision on Tuesday saying that it will not update rules for the disposal and handling of dangerous oil and […]

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RMR strip mine has high-level DC connections

April 22, 2019

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Will new interior secretary and Rifle native sell out Glenwood Springs? A recent feature article in The Colorado Sun sheds new light on many of the unanswered questions surrounding RMR’s plans for a strip mine in Glenwood Springs. Besides being adjacent to Glenwood’s popular tourist attraction, Caverns Adventure Park, the quarry plan just doesn’t add […]

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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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Call to action on Colorado climate action bill HB-1261

April 7, 2019

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On March 21, legislators introduced HB19-1261, a bill to reduce Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions 90% below 2005 levels by 2050. Titled Climate Action Plan To Reduce Pollution, the bill passed its first hearing in the House Energy and Environment Committee on Friday night (April 5). Next it moves to the House Appropriations Committee, and then […]

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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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Remembering Theo

March 28, 2019

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“The work of a woman visionary is to know the past, dream the future, and take action in the present.” Shiloh Sophia McCloud The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) share this quote with us today, in honor of the birthday of their late founder, Dr. Theo Colborn. Before any of us could see it, she wove […]

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GWS rejects quarry expansion

March 22, 2019

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Last night the Glenwood Springs City Council voted unanimously to adopt Resolution 2019-19. Click here to read the Resolution of the City Council of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, regarding expansion of the Transfer Trail Mine, requesting the Bureau of Land Management conduct an Environmental Impact Statement Analysis. Glenwood Springs Council takes stand against quarry expansion Glenwood […]

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RMR resubmits quarry expansion plan with few changes

March 7, 2019

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Rocky Mountain Resources (RMR) is expected to resubmit their proposal today to expand the quarry in Glenwood Springs The proposal contains few changes, in spite of the BLM’s rejection of the plan last December, citing 73 areas where the plan lacked details. RMR is proposing to expand the existing 20-acre active quarry to 320 acres. […]

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