Tag Archives: public safety

Longmont moves to lift court injunction in fracking ban

August 14, 2019

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Local control granted by SB 19-181 allows the 2012 voter-enacted law to stand LONGMONT, CO — Today, Colorado Rising, on behalf of Our Longmont, filed a motion to reopen the City of Longmont v. Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) case in Boulder District Court. This is a first step to lift an injunction by […]

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BLM deems RMR strip mine proposal to be complete

August 12, 2019

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced on Monday that it has accepted for review the strip mine expansion proposal submitted July 11 by Rocky Mountain Resources Aggregates. RMR is seeking BLM approval to expand its limestone quarry on Transfer Trail from the current approved 16 acres to 321 acres, and to strip-mine 100 million […]

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RMR resubmits strip mine proposal to BLM

July 15, 2019

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Formal environmental review process won’t begin until mid-2020 Last Friday, the Bureau of Land Management notified the Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance that Rocky Mountain Resources Aggregates (RMR) has submitted a new proposal for its planned strip mine north of Glenwood Springs. The submittal arrived at BLM’s Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt on Thursday, […]

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Oppose GWS strip mine? Send emails today!

June 18, 2019

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Email BLM and Interior today! The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) continues its efforts to stop the Transfer Trail mine expansion from being approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of Interior. The BLM Colorado State Office in Denver and the BLM Colorado River Field Office in Silt […]

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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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