Tag Archives: residential drilling

Webinar: Myths & realities of zoning protections from oil & gas

June 17, 2019

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Webinar: Myths & realities of zoning protections from oil & gas [Duration 1:25] Do you want to be an environmental decision-maker? Learn how to — and how not to — use zoning as a tool to limit oil and gas infrastructure around you in our webinar hosted by Halt the Harm Network. Communities have been […]

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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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Commissioner Jankovsky blames Battlement air pollution on lawsuit

March 26, 2019

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At the Garfield County Commissioners meeting on Monday, the results of fourth-quarter 2918 air quality monitoring tests were revealed. Delay of waste well may affect pollution levels at Ursa drill site … Morgan Hill, an environmental health specialist for the county, on Monday presented county commissioners with results of fourth-quarter 2018 testing involving Ursa’s first […]

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SB-181: The great Colorado freak-out

March 20, 2019

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Last week SB-181 practically sailed through the Democratic-controlled Colorado Senate passing one committee after another and finally the full Senate, all along party line votes. Opponents of the bill promptly freaked out with Sen. Rob Woodward (R-Loveland) howling: “There will be pain if this bill passes. People will lose their jobs, people will lose their […]

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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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It’s beyond time for oil and gas reform

March 7, 2019

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By Leslie Robinson Last Friday (3/1), a bill was introduced in the Colorado Assembly that would overhaul the way our state makes decisions about oil and gas and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. As a Western Coloradan who has lived with the impacts of the industry for over 40 years, I welcome SB-181 […]

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Battlement Mesa residents file suit over A Pad

February 14, 2019

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Battlement Mesa residents file suit in Denver District Court to stop BMC A Pad Grand Junction, CO — Today, Battlement Concerned Citizens and Grand Valley Citizens Alliance brought suit against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in Denver District Court to request the court intervene on the controversial “A Pad” proposed by Ursa Resources […]

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Colorado Rising wins forced pooling lawsuit

February 12, 2019

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Judge hands win to Colorado Rising on behalf of Broomfield’s Wildgrass residents in temporary restraining order hearing for the forced pooling suit The second of two hearings on forced pooling wrapped up today in Denver with a victory for homeowners and mineral rights owners in the Wildgrass subdivision in Broomfield. In 2016, hundreds of residents […]

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Small Laws, Great Crimes: the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act

January 28, 2019

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By Phil Doe It’s been said that small laws breed great crimes. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act is such a law. The crimes committed against the people in its name are legion. But it got even more criminal on January 14 ,last week when the Colorado Supreme Court decided the protection of public […]

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