Tag Archives: public health

CAPE report calls for Canadian fracking ban

February 1, 2020

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A group of doctors with the Canadian Association of Physician’s for the Environment (CAPE) released a report on January 29 that provides evidence to support a ban on all fracking operations in Canada The report, Fractures in the Bridge: Unconventional (Fracked) Natural Gas, Climate Change and Human Health, calls for a moratorium on all new […]

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Radioactive oil & gas waste linked to worker cancer; illegal trucking

January 21, 2020

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Rolling Stone investigation adds damning new evidence to the body of work collected by Earthworks on the risks of radioactive oil and gas waste America’s Radioactive Secret Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America Statement […]

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Review: Blowout

January 21, 2020

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Blowout Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth By Rachel Maddow Crown October 2019 In the introduction, Rachel Maddow cleverly establishes the theme of Blowout with a scene from Manhattan in the autumn of 2003. If not for constant news reports of roadside IEDs and mounting casualties amid the […]

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CO Rising takes action in Longmont fracking ban

January 16, 2020

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Colorado Rising files declaratory action in Longmont fracking ban lawsuit Declaratory action asks Colorado courts to hold that Longmont’s fracking ban is no longer out of compliance with state law with the passage of SB 19-181 Longmont, CO — Tuesday, January 14 2020, Colorado Rising, the citizen group behind Proposition 112, submitted a declaratory judgment […]

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The Polis administration plays pretend on fracking

January 10, 2020

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By Phil Doe As children, we liked to pretend to be adults, usually our parents, but sometimes great athletes and screen idols. My dad was a railroader. My brothers and I often played with his lantern, which was used as a signal light for communication between trainmen at the front and backend of the train. […]

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Air Pollution Control Division public meetings January 16-17

January 8, 2020

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Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Hydrofluorocarbons Emission Reduction As part of Colorado’s continued efforts to implement to Senate Bill 19-096, Senate Bill 19-181, House Bill 19-1261 and Senate Bill 19-236, the Air Pollution Control Division (the Division) is hosting public meetings on Thursday January 16 in Denver, and Friday January 17 in Glenwood Springs to engage […]

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Colorado Rising announces 6 new ballot initiatives

January 7, 2020

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Colorado Rising submits statewide ballot initiatives to protect Coloradans from fracking Denver, CO — Today Colorado Rising, the citizen group behind Proposition 112, submitted language for six proposed ballot initiatives to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. 2500 ft setback from occupied structures and other sensitive areas — This version is identical to Prop 112. […]

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AQCC adopts tougher statewide O&G rules

December 20, 2019

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West Slope, local communities big winners in state’s new air quality rules Colorado Air Quality Control Commission’s 2019 Revisions to Regulation Number 7 – Oil and Gas Emissions and Regulation Number 3 – Permitting and APENs Fact Sheet Air Quality Control Commission unanimously adopts tougher rules for oil and gas emissions Denver — The Colorado […]

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Flash fire raises questions about well pad safety

December 11, 2019

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Fire at oil & gas well highlights need for stronger state regulatory oversight of extraction Community members have long raised alarm about Crestone Peak drilling site, location of Monday night fire that sent seven to the hospital Erie, CO — Seven people have been hospitalized due to a fire Monday night [December 9] at an […]

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New report issues dire warning on fossil fuel production

December 5, 2019

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Investments in oil & gas production over next five years will lock in more than 1.5°C of global warming 85 percent of global oil and gas expansion plans are in North America Madrid, Spain — Over the coming five years, the oil and gas sector intends to invest USD 1.4 trillion developing new oil and […]

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