Tag Archives: water quality

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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Drilling plan endangers North Fork Valley communities

April 10, 2020

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Feds approve drilling plan for North Fork Valley that endangers communities BLM callously continues to favor oil and gas interests during COVID pandemic Paonia, CO — Today, the Bureau of Land Management released its Uncompahgre Field Office Resource Management Plan despite concerns and formal protests from stakeholders in the North Fork Valley and beyond. While […]

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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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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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Colorado, we have a problem

March 3, 2020

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I rarely write about politics. It’s not my favorite subject. I follow politics as it relates to public health, climate change, and the fossil fuel industry. Today is Super Tuesday. On full disclosure, I voted for Elizabeth Warren. In honor of this day I feel the need to share my concerns about a disturbing nexus […]

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PSR Webinar: Radioactive Fracking Wastewater

February 25, 2020

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Radioactive Fracking Wastewater: Chilling Threat to Health A chilling investigative article in the January 21 Rolling Stone magazine has found that wastewater from many oil and gas wells is dangerously radioactive. America’s Radioactive Secret Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers […]

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Protect public health and environment from another Trump travesty

February 12, 2020

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Western Colorado Alliance member Leslie Robinson spoke out at the Protect Your Voice rally in Denver on Tuesday morning. Afterward she testified at the hearing regarding changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). “We should be strengthening NEPA regulations, not destroying them,” Robinson said. “The oil and gas industry gets enough tax breaks, subsidies, […]

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CAPE report calls for Canadian fracking ban

February 1, 2020

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A group of doctors with the Canadian Association of Physician’s for the Environment (CAPE) released a report on January 29 that provides evidence to support a ban on all fracking operations in Canada The report, Fractures in the Bridge: Unconventional (Fracked) Natural Gas, Climate Change and Human Health, calls for a moratorium on all new […]

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Radioactive oil & gas waste linked to worker cancer; illegal trucking

January 21, 2020

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Rolling Stone investigation adds damning new evidence to the body of work collected by Earthworks on the risks of radioactive oil and gas waste America’s Radioactive Secret Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America Statement […]

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Review: Blowout

January 21, 2020

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Blowout Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth By Rachel Maddow Crown October 2019 In the introduction, Rachel Maddow cleverly establishes the theme of Blowout with a scene from Manhattan in the autumn of 2003. If not for constant news reports of roadside IEDs and mounting casualties amid the […]

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