Tag Archives: residential drilling

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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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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Bella Romero mom sends benzene complaint letter to Polis

December 3, 2019

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Greeley, CO — Today, Greeley mother, Patricia Nelson, sent an open letter to Governor Polis and the director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission demanding a shut down of the 24 well pad, Extraction Oil and Gas operation just 1,200 feet from the front door of Bella Romero Academy. The demand is in […]

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High benzene levels detected at Bella Romero

November 25, 2019

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State to do further testing after elevated benzene measured at Bella Romero in Greeley Colorado health officials are planning more testing after the state’s air monitoring lab measured a benzene level above federal guidelines at a Greeley school. About 3:50 p.m. Nov. 5, the lab measured a benzene level of 10.24 parts per billion at […]

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Polis administration complicit in disguising true health risks in CDPHE study

October 31, 2019

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By Phil Doe The Polis administration went into its finest Larry, Curly and Moe fire-drill routine last week. The cause of all the mindless helter skelter was the release of a CDPHE report first commissioned by former Governor John Hickenlooper on the potential for benzene poisoning in the fracking fields of Colorado. As many will […]

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Extraction withdraws Livingston Pad applications

October 30, 2019

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Colorado Rising takes aggressive litigation stance against Extraction Oil and Gas (XOG) and COGCC Denver, CO — Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. withdrew its COGCC applications for spacing and forced pooling permits for a well on the Livingston pad in Broomfield County, Colorado. The Broomfield Livingston pad has been a source of serious litigation since […]

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CO Rising files complaint to halt O&G permitting

October 9, 2019

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COGCC violating due process in permitting of new wells Denver, CO — Today Colorado Rising, on behalf of Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee, filed a complaint requesting judicial review in Denver District Court concerning the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s process of approving new oil and gas permits. CO Rising/Wildgrass Oil & Gas Committee […]

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AOC video tweet broadcasts Extraction well pad pollution

September 27, 2019

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Extraction Oil & Gas claims AOC’s video shows no pollution as COGCC — for the first time ever — orders a company to change operations in response to health & safety concerns Denver & Washington, D.C. — Extraction Oil & Gas Inc.’s Livingston extraction facility in Broomfield, Colorado — captured in Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s video […]

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The bad news about SB 181

August 30, 2019

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What could have been, should have been, but isn’t By Phil Doe The many citizens who believe Governor Jared Polis is slow-walking implementation of the new Colorado oil and gas law, Senate Bill 181, were served no surprise the other night at a meeting in Thornton. These citizens now know with certainty Polis will not […]

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COGCC meetings could use a fact checker

August 22, 2019

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A crowd estimated at over 100 people showed up for the COGCC meeting on Wednesday (8/21) at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. I wasn’t able to be there because husband Tod was homebound nursing a broken fibula and couldn’t be left alone for the day. However we did listen on Zoom. As you may […]

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