Tag Archives: public safety

Spring and COGCC off to rocky start

May 22, 2019

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It’s almost metaphorical the way winter won’t let go of its grip on Colorado and neither will the oil and gas industry. On the same day a spring snowstorm bludgeoned the state with frigid temps and record snowfall, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) held its first regular meeting under SB-181. Folks seemed […]

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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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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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Scientist determines again Pembina Jordan Cove LNG export project underestimated hazards

April 8, 2019

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By Jody McCaffree, Executive Director, Citizens Against LNG On Friday, March 29, 2019 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on Pembina’s proposed Jordan Cove LNG export project under Docket Nos. CP17-494-000 and CP17-495-000. On the following Monday, April 1, 2019, Jerry Havens, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at […]

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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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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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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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SB 19-181: What are the amendments doing to the bill?

March 18, 2019

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By Phil Doe We genuinely applaud the legislature for advancing SB 19-181. It is what the people in the fracking fields of Colorado have been seeking for almost a decade. This bill will give them a right to participate in decisions concerning where, when, and how oil and gas development can occur in their cities […]

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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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