Tag Archives: Weld County

Weld residents use Earthworks’ OGI to expose illegal emissions

April 4, 2019

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Complaints result in new equipment, fines, but new evidence shows problems persist Weld County, CO — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) found AKA Energy caused illegal air pollution from unpermitted equipment at the Speer Compressor Station in Weld County as a result of local resident complaints using Earthworks’ optical gas imaging […]

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CSPH study shows link between cardiovascular disease and fracking

December 11, 2018

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Possible connection between cardiovascular disease and fracking found Colorado School of Public Health pilot study finds early indicators of disease are greatest in those living in areas with high O&G activity By David Kelly Communications Director, University of Colorado, Anshutz Medical Campus Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) have found a possible […]

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Earthworks video exposes emissions at Extraction’s Coyote Pad

August 29, 2018

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Breaking news Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that Initiative 97, a setback measure for oil and gas development made the ballot. The measure would mandate that new oil and gas development, including fracking, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and other areas designated as “vulnerable.” ************ On Friday […]

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Temporary restraining order denied in Bella Romero case

April 17, 2018

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Public Health Advocates Decry Decision to Allow Fracking to go Forward Next to Bella Romero Academy Greeley, CO — Local public health and environmental advocacy groups vow to continue to fight a decision allowing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to move forward next to Bella Romero Academy. The groups — including Weld Air & Water, Sierra Club, […]

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New FLIR videos from Front Range oil and gas sites

November 30, 2017

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The Earthworks Community Empowerment Project (formerly known as Citizens Empowerment Project) is a powerful tool that enables communities to use the best available technology to expose toxic fracking air pollution. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, Earthworks purchased a FLIR GasFinder 320 camera, the same kind used by industry and government agencies to detect leaks […]

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Toxic emissions pollute air at Erie’s Aspen Ridge Prep School

November 14, 2017

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On Saturday, November 11, Denver Channel 7 featured this news story about Vessels Minerals Well Pad near the Aspen Ridge Preparatory School in Erie, CO. Oil & gas plug site forced to shut down after violation is found near elementary school WELD COUNTY, Colo. – An oil and gas plug site was forced to temporarily […]

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Big Oil in the Rocky Mountain State

June 22, 2017

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The Overwhelming Tawdriness of Government in Colorado Guest post by Phil Doe* After five months of doing nothing of value, although spending millions in the furtherance thereof, the Colorado legislature closed up shop last month. The people should demand a refund for nonperformance, but instead they will have to ante up more money to pay […]

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Report reveals fires and explosions underreported by Colorado operators

June 6, 2017

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A new report from researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health shows that statistics on oil and gas fires and explosions are underreported because of the state’s lenient system of allowing operators to self-report incidents. Is reporting “significant damage”’ transparent? Assessing fire and explosion risk at oil and gas operations in the United States […]

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Anadarko gas well targeted in Firestone house explosion investigation

April 26, 2017

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Ever wonder what could possibly go wrong with residential drilling? Now we’re finding out. Today Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the state’s largest oil & gas producer, released a statement announcing plans to shut down all their vertical wells in northeastern Colorado, “in an abundance of caution” following a home explosion in Firestone on April 17, in […]

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Dissecting the fake-based opposition to setbacks

April 14, 2017

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HB-1256 would have moved new oil & gas facilities 1,000 feet from the property lines of all schools and daycare centers, as opposed to 1,000 feet from the buildings which is the current setback rule. The bill passed the House committee on a party line vote two weeks ago but failed in the Senate Natural […]

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