Tag Archives: public health

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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Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado

April 25, 2019

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All videos were recorded February 1, 2019, at Colorado State University at the Medical Symposium: Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado Click on videos below to view here, or click on the link to view at Vimeo Life Within One Mile of 158 Fracking Wells: Beth Ewaskowitz, PhD A pharmacologist/mom’s journey into […]

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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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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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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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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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Weld residents use Earthworks’ OGI to expose illegal emissions

April 4, 2019

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Complaints result in new equipment, fines, but new evidence shows problems persist Weld County, CO — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) found AKA Energy caused illegal air pollution from unpermitted equipment at the Speer Compressor Station in Weld County as a result of local resident complaints using Earthworks’ optical gas imaging […]

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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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