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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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Study exposes need for immediate action to protect public health

October 18, 2019

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This week the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) published the state-funded study, Human Health Risk Assessment for Oil & Gas Operations in Colorado, which was conducted by ICF International, an environmental and health consulting company. The study uses emissions data collected by Colorado State University from 2016, and earlier to estimate what […]

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COGCC approves “worst drilling application” in state

January 16, 2019

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Last Friday, January 11, the Colorado Supreme Court announced that a decision in the Martinez case would be announced on Monday, January 14. In an odd coincidence, on Friday the COGCC approved Ursa’s controversial BMC A Pad. The A Pad is part of the second phase of oil and gas development in Battlement Mesa, a […]

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A thousand feet is not enough

December 19, 2018

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On Tuesday, the COGCC unanimously approved 1,000-foot setbacks from the boundary of school property, including childcare centers. Current setback rules required oil & gas facilities be located 1,000 feet from school buildings, and did not include childcare centers. According to the Final Draft Proposal: “SCHOOL FACILITY means any discrete facility or area, whether indoor or […]

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Leaked report confirms industry inflates claims against 112

October 30, 2018

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New information shows mineral deposits would remain accessible, challenging industry claims A recent analysis obtained by Colorado Rising, the group leading efforts to pass Proposition 112, reveals that the oil and gas industry’s claims about the economic impacts of the 2500 foot setback measure are highly exaggerated and misleading. The industry is often cited in […]

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Prop 112 is NOT a Ban

October 17, 2018

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New analysis proves mineral deposits remain accessible, despite industry use of scare tactics to sway voters If you watch the Prop 112 debates, you see industry reps calling the measure a fracking ban. As evidence of this, the industry uses the analysis by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) that claimed 85 per […]

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Drowning in a sea of propaganda

October 15, 2018

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The oil industry’s assault on the people and Proposition 112 Click here for the updated version Or go to Be the Change Industry Propaganda:  Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) spokesman Scott Prestidge said, “A 2,500-foot setback (Proposition 112) would shut down Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry and lead to a massive layoff of […]

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Prop 112: The Debates

October 11, 2018

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September 21 CPT12 aired a debate on Proposition 112 which would increase the setback minimums for oil and gas wells in Colorado. Representing the proponents is Heidi Russ Henkel, Colorado Rising volunteer, and Dan Haley, President of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), represents the opponents. Click here to view the 30-minute debate. October […]

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Prop 112 campaign video released

October 4, 2018

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  Colorado Rising released their first campaign video in favor of Prop 112 for 2500 ft. oil and gas setbacks. The video was created by Larissa Rhodes and Marc Crawford who are fresh off winning an Emmy award for the film Chasing Coral. Mark and Larissa said about Prop 112: “We are Colorado residents and […]

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How setbacks debate affects Battlement Mesa

October 1, 2018

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If Prop 112 passes this November, it will likely not affect well pad setbacks in Battlement Mesa where Ursa’s 2-stage drilling plans are already underway. But that doesn’t mean residents don’t have a lot to say about it. The Daily Sentinel is currently running an important series of articles by reporter Dennis Webb covering the […]

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