Tag Archives: Weld County

Bella Romero benzene levels higher than CDPHE reported

March 12, 2020

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New report reveals Bella Romero Academy exposed to unsafe levels of benzene from Extraction fracking and production State failed to adopt standard appropriate for schools and allowed numerous exceedances Denver, CO — Nonprofit organization 350 Colorado released a report on Wednesday, conducted by Barrett Engineering PLLC, revealing that benzene emissions at Bella Romero Academy in […]

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CO Rising takes action in Longmont fracking ban

January 16, 2020

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Colorado Rising files declaratory action in Longmont fracking ban lawsuit Declaratory action asks Colorado courts to hold that Longmont’s fracking ban is no longer out of compliance with state law with the passage of SB 19-181 Longmont, CO — Tuesday, January 14 2020, Colorado Rising, the citizen group behind Proposition 112, submitted a declaratory judgment […]

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Flash fire raises questions about well pad safety

December 11, 2019

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Fire at oil & gas well highlights need for stronger state regulatory oversight of extraction Community members have long raised alarm about Crestone Peak drilling site, location of Monday night fire that sent seven to the hospital Erie, CO — Seven people have been hospitalized due to a fire Monday night [December 9] at an […]

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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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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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GarCo BOCC authorize $500K to create SB-181 workaround

August 7, 2019

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KDNK:  Garfield County Circles Wagons Against Stricter Oil/Gas Regs Garfield County Commissioners are joining and creating local government coalitions in response to SB-181. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more on why the county is involved in more than one group and how some activists say the county does not represent all of the Western Slope. […]

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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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