Tag Archives: private property rights

Don’t frack so close to me

October 2, 2018

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Colorado voters will weigh in on drilling distances from homes and schools By Tara Opsal, Colorado State University and Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University Coloradans will vote on a ballot initiative in November that requires new oil and gas projects to be set back at least 2,500 feet from occupied buildings. If approved, the measure […]

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Oil & gas industry pumps money into property rights initiatives

May 29, 2018

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Petitions are currently circulating for Initiative 97 in favor of a 2500-foot setback requirement for oil & gas drilling. But that’s not the only petition in need of signatures. Two dozen initiatives have been approved for circulation. Several are backed by the state’s oil & gas industry. Protect Colorado was founded in 2014, to fight […]

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Aron Diaz gets it wrong on Jordan Cove

April 29, 2016

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As you may have already gleaned from the presidential primary, the Republican Party – like the oil & gas industry – is in shambles. That sense of disarray has trickled down to local party politics especially in the Garfield County Commissioners race. For the first time in 20 years, Republican incumbent John Martin faces opposition […]

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Fracking fanatics cling to false hopes for Jordan Cove

April 22, 2016

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Colorado’s fracking fanatics desperate to breathe life into the Jordan Cove Project have stepped up their lobbying campaign, with a little help from their friends at The Daily Sentinel. Oil, gas group unanimous in backing of Jordan Cove The Jordan Cove LNG project and 232-mile connecting transmission pipeline were the focus of meetings in Grand […]

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Hey Colorado! Oregon needs our help

April 13, 2016

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URGENT CALL TO ACTION! Speak up for private property rights and against Jordan Cove! Breaking news – Jody McCaffree, Executive Director of Oregon’s Citizens Against LNG, reports to From the Styx that Colorado politicians and natural gas promoters are putting pressure on the FERC to reconsider the Pacific Connector pipeline and Jordan Cove project: “They […]

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Will Jordan Cove pipedream be resurrected?

March 24, 2016

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Like the mad Dr. Frankenstein furiously tried to reanimate his zombie creature, Veresen is keeping the Jordan Cove pipedream on life support while they scramble for investors to breathe life into the 12-year long fantasy of doom. They don’t call it fossil fuel for nothing. On March 11, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied […]

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Breaking news! SB-093 killed for this session

April 2, 2014

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Congratulations Colorado! Your protests  and citizen action successfully killed SB-093 — aka Pipeline right-of-way bill — aka Eminent domain bill. Report from Anita Sherman: This morning SB 14-93 was unanimously “laid over” until May 8th, which is the day after the 2014 legislative session ends. In short, we killed the bill! That is, unless the […]

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SB-093 threatens private property rights

March 21, 2014

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Guest post by Anita Sherman* On Tuesday, (3/18) SB 14-093 – AKA the pipeline right-of-way bill – was pulled from the floor of the Colorado General Assembly by the 2014 sponsors for a Senate debate. If you’ve ever doubted the strength of individual voices, this week’s action on this bad bill is a reminder of […]

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