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Last Build Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:24:35 +0000

 



Colorado schools threatened by oil and gas developmentPeggy

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:05:32 +0000

HB 1256 will increase setbacks from schools Take action and tell key House committee members to support HB 1256! Click here to read HB 1256 Bella Romero Academy, Greeley, CO On March 10, 2017, Extraction Oil and Gas Inc. received permission from the COGCC for an oil and gas location only 315 feet from the […](image)


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HB 1256 will increase setbacks from schoolsPeggy

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:04:44 +0000

Take action and to tell key House committee members to support HB 1256! On Friday, March 10, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commissions (COGCC) approved 25 wells approximately 600 feet away from the Bella Romero Academy’s property line and its adjacent soccer fields, but 1,360 feet away from the school building in Weld County. […](image)


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Phil Doe schools Boulder County on Extraction’s numbersoil and gas colorado thumbPeggy

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:59:29 +0000

Last December the Boulder County Commissioners extended their moratorium on oil and gas development until May 1, 2017. The county’s original moratorium was imposed in February 2012, and has been extended several times. On Valentine’s Day, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit in a Boulder District Court against the moratorium. The suit asks […](image)


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Firefighters decided not to warn residents during chemical firebattlement mesa thumbPeggy

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:48:22 +0000

A series of mishaps at the pipeline construction site (Ursa’s new B pad) in Battlement Mesa highlights the hazards of residential drilling. Last week firefighters from the Grand Valley Fire Protection District (GVFPD) were called to extinguish what turned out to be a chemical fire at the construction/well pad site. Crews put out fire at […](image)


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Planning Commission approves rezoning to allow Battlement injection wellbattlement mesa thumbPeggy

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:50:17 +0000

The Garfield County Planning Commission Commissioners voted 5-2 on Wednesday night to approve a rezoning proposal that will allow for an injection well in the Battlement Mesa community. The approval included a provision to allow only one injection well on the 22-acre site that will be rezoned. Last month the Garfield County Community Development staff […](image)


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SGI sues environmental activist for online commentPete Kolbenschlag thumbPeggy

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:35:49 +0000

SG Interests (SGI) has filed suit against environmental consultant and activist Pete Kolbenschlag for a comment he posted on the Post Independent website last November. Often referred to as SLAPP suits — Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation — libel suits are used by corporations to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the […](image)


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Letter from community groups opposes Battlement injection well zonebattlement mesa thumbPeggy

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:57:20 +0000

This article was published in today’s Post Independent: Reject Battlement injection well, activists urge Below is the full text of the letter opposing the rezoning to allow injection wells in Battlement Mesa PUD, from Battlement Concerned Citizens (BCC), Grand Valley Citizens Alliance (GVCA) and Western Colorado Congress (WCC) to Garfield County Planning Commission. The hearing […](image)


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New CDPHE study ignored endocrine disruption researchendocrine disruptor thumbPeggyDr. Theo Colborn, founder of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) in a 2014 interview with Earthworks [Source: Earthworks]endocrine systemAlthough scientists are unable to definitively uncover all of the 944 chemical constituents in fracking fluid, they have been able to identify some of the more prominent pollutants. [Source: Earthworks]

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:02:47 +0000

While reading the new CDPHE report, Assessment of Potential Public Health Effects from Oil and Gas Extraction in Colorado, my thoughts returned again and again to the late Dr. Theo Colborn. Or perhaps that was her whispering in my inner ear. Naturally I wondered what she would think about the state’s latest report. When it […](image)


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CDPHE report recommends more monitoring and analysis for fracking health impactsCDPHE thumbPeggyAlthough scientists are unable to definitively uncover all of the 944 chemical constituents in fracking fluid, they have been able to identify some of the more prominent pollutants. [Source: Earthworks]fracking-chems-colborn

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 04:49:55 +0000

The CDPHE released a report on health impacts assessment from exposure to oil & gas development, as Dr. Larry Wolk promised in the Denver Post after Dr. Lisa McKenzie released her latest CU study on childhood leukemia and proximity to oil & gas operations. The CDPHE report, Assessment of Potential Public Health Effects from Oil […](image)


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PSR’s new report: Why methane is “Too Dirty, Too Dangerous”psr-transPeggymethane-report

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:09:50 +0000

This week Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) released a new report titled Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why health professionals reject methane. With its summaries of recent medical and scientific studies Too Dirty, Too Dangerous clearly conveys the health threats that accompany use of methane (natural gas) as a fuel. The report is a potent tool […](image)


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