Tag Archives: public safety

Put setbacks on the ballot!

June 26, 2020

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Grassroots citizens launch ballot initiative to protect Coloradans from fracking Common sense setbacks to keep schools, homes, and waterways safe and healthy Safe & Healthy Colorado is a dedicated group of volunteers and grassroots organizations who are working to protecting the health and safety of all Coloradans from dangerous oil and gas development. From mothers […]

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State must halt Extraction permits amid bankruptcy

June 16, 2020

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Colorado Rising’s litigation efforts continue to halt permit applications, keeping oil and gas in check Denver, CO — At midnight on June 15, 2020, Extraction Oil & Gas (XOG) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. After multiple lawsuits filed by CO Rising against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) regarding XOG’s financials, this does […]

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GarCo will intervene in GSCA suit against BLM

May 26, 2020

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The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) is pleased to report four positive actions in support of their efforts: two court case interventions, approval of new mining standards in Garfield County, and their challenge to BLM’s refusal to release key documents related to RMI. Read more about it here. Garfield County seeks to intervene in GSCA’s […]

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State levels record $18.25M fine for Firestone home explosion

April 13, 2020

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Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission approves $18.25 million penalty for Firestone tragedy April 17, 2020 is the 3-year commemoration The funds will be used for projects that will increase public protections Denver — The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) today announced it has approved the $18.25 million penalty against Kerr-McGee, a subsidiary […]

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Broomfield challenges SB181’s public health priority

April 2, 2020

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE On Wednesday, April 8, the City of Broomfield reluctantly voted not to impose an emergency Public Health order to prevent Extraction Oil & Gas from conducting flowback operations while Governor Polis’ stay-at-home remains in place. They made this decision because they were advised by counsel that subsequent lawsuits would make the order […]

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Call to action: Support new GarCo mining standards

March 28, 2020

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Support Garfield County’s proposed 1041 mining standards In a webinar work session held Wednesday, March 25, Garfield County’s planning staff presented a package of strong new standards to govern mining operations across the county. The standards would use the 1041 review process, a Colorado law that allows local governments to address a wide variety of […]

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Virus pauses rulemaking but not O&G operations

March 26, 2020

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On March 25, Governor Jared Polis issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order requiring the state’s 5.7 million residents to avoid socializing with others as well as unnecessary travel. Read the order here. Oil and gas production field operations are included in the list of critical infrastructure that remains operational. During this time when millions of residents […]

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Submit comments on wellbore integrity rulemaking

March 17, 2020

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In Colorado, there are more than 50-thousand active oil and gas wells. There are also another 20,000 to 30,000 plugged and abandoned wells. These wells and their infrastructure leak every single day. In fact, according to the Center for Western Priorities, there were almost two spills or leaks per day in Colorado. Since 2016, there […]

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Report finds CDPHE fails to protect public health

March 13, 2020

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CO Senate leader to introduce Clean Up Colorado’s Air Act to provide funds so CDPHE can put public health ahead of oil & gas interests Denver — A new report reveals that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) does not fulfill its mission “to protect and improve the health of Colorado’s people” […]

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GSCA files lawsuit against BLM over quarry

March 10, 2020

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Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance files suit against BLM over limestone quarry mining violations The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver charging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management with failing to properly regulate mining activity at the Rocky Mountain Industrials’ (RMI) limestone quarry. A copy of the […]

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