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Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:09:02 +0000


Bob Arrington forewarns COGCC about hazards of Ursa’s A Padbattlement mesa thumbPeggy

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:00:34 +0000

Bob Arrington, PE, is a Battlement Mesa citizen representative on Garfield County’s Energy Advisory Board (EAB). He also represents the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance and the Battlement Concerned Citizens. This week he submitted his comment to the COGCC regarding Ursa’s proposed A Pad and injection well. Included with Bob’s letter is his presentation, A Very […](image)

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Submit comments now for Ursa’s Battlement Mesa Phase II applicationbattlement mesa thumbPeggy

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:17:44 +0000

Battlement Mesa residents are gearing up as Ursa moves forward with Phase II of their drilling plan. Ursa has submitted an application to the COGCC to drill another 55 wells on 2 well pads plus another injection well, all located within the community. This project is being tracked closely by local environmental groups headed by […](image)

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Citizens’ heads explode at COGCC meetinghead-explodePeggy

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:35:24 +0000

Dozens of citizens and representatives from environmental groups raised holy hell at the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) meeting on Monday. Protestors raised signs and chanted: “No more drilling! No more Permits! Stop the appeal!” At the core of the furor is public outrage over the commissioners’ decision to appeal the Colorado Court […](image)

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WSCOGA and CHC face off over North Fork drilling planCHC Econ-Report-thumbPeggy

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:07:37 +0000

Even though drilling has slowed way down on the West Slope over the past two years, drilling has increased ever-so-slightly in Garfield, Rio Blanco and Mesa counties. There were nine rigs operating in the Piceance Basin as of June, compared to three last year. So while that’s triple last year’s rig count, it’s far from […](image)

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New report denounces carbon capture and sequestrationToo-Good-to-Be-True-Report-cover-231x300Peggy

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:32:45 +0000

A new report from the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) criticizes federal and state policies that subsidize and support the expansion of carbon capture and sequestration technology (CCS).   The report, Too Good to Be True: The Risks of Public Investment in Carbon Capture and Sequestration, concludes that CCS technology is expensive, inefficient, dirty […](image)

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Review: Junk Raftjunk raft thumbPeggy

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:25:22 +0000

Junk Raft An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution By Marcus Eriksen Beacon Press July 2017 216 pages At the outset, author Marcus Eriksen exposes the truth behind the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, supposedly floating between California and Hawaii that is twice the size of Texas. In 1997, Captain […](image)

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Public health webinars now available onlinewebinarsPeggy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:43:11 +0000

In case you missed them, there were a couple excellent and informative public health webinars this month. Luckily both are now available to view online. Better yet, these webinars are free! Also featured is a new online resource for tracking your exposure to hazardous chemicals in the environment. Fracking and Children’s Health In the last […](image)

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Big Oil in the Rocky Mountain Stateoil and gas colorado thumbPeggy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:56:16 +0000

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 […](image)

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Gas leak discovered in De Beque homedanger explosionPeggy

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:37:50 +0000

The COGCC is investigating another gas leak in a home. This time it’s in De Beque on the West Slope. The Daily Sentinel reported that Xcel Energy noticed the leak on May 15, while surveying for possible leaks. The leak was found in the crawlspace of a home on Minter Avenue. The gas did not […](image)

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Report reveals fires and explosions underreported by Colorado operatorsGasWellFirePeggy

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 21:46:51 +0000

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 […](image)

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