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From the Styx by Peggy Tibbetts

Last Build Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:51:43 +0000


Fracking puts water sources at risk in Texas and Coloradodrought-water-thumbPeggyClick to view full sized interactive map, including well locations and related water risk trends [Source: Ceres analysis using WRI Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas in combination with well data from IHS via Data from January 2011-January 2016.] Layout 1frackingourfuturereport_2012FRACKINFOGRAPHIC_laura

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:03:58 +0000

Map: Competition for Water in U.S. Shale Energy Development New Data: Water Use In Hydraulic Fracturing A Key Risk In Water-Stressed Regions In Texas And Colorado Water Use Per Well Doubles Even as Production Declines, Increasing Wastewater Disposal Risks New Ceres research, released recently via an interactive map, shows that 57 percent of hydraulically fractured […](image)

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Jordan Cove and the myth of Sisyphussisyphus-thumbPeggyCALNG jordan cove deniedsisyphusBeyond the training jetties in the bay and this side of the tree-covered hill is the site of proposed Jordan Cove LNG project on the North Spit. [Photo by Lou Sennick, The World]

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 22:02:47 +0000

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a king who was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it come back to hit him, repeating this action for eternity. The Jordan Cove Project is a proposal by Calgary-based energy company Veresen to build […](image)

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Ursa postpones drilling plan near high schoolbattlement mesa thumbPeggyUrsa's proposed Lacy Park Pad is the yellow rectangle next to the slightly larger gray rectangle which is the Grand Valley High School in Parachute, CO. The blue rectangles represent well pads surrounding Battlement Mesa. [Source: Bob Arrington]

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 01:44:08 +0000

Ursa informed Garfield County by letter on Wednesday, the company has postponed plans to drill at the Lacy Park pad which is located about 700 feet from Grand Valley High School, and on the north bank of the Colorado River, between Parachute and Battlement Mesa. In the letter Ursa cited the need for more time […](image)

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Vote “No” on Amendment 71vote-no-buttonPeggyamendment-71-no-posterPRESS RELEASEamendment-71-posterno-on-71-poster

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:29:45 +0000

Be The Change releases ‘Fact Sheet’ in opposition to Amendment 71 Amendment 71:  The corporately-financed initiative designed to eliminate the citizen’s right to initiative. Probably the most important historical fact we should recognize when discussing Amendment 71, dubbed Raise the Bar by its corporate sponsors, is that the people’s right to the initiative, or citizen […](image)

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Earthworks health and climate webinarearthworks_logoPeggyEarthworks Longmont FLIR

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:25:48 +0000

Virtually every stage of oil and gas production releases toxic air pollution. Both scientific research and reports from communities show that living near well sites, processing plants, compressor stations, and other facilities is often linked to health problems. Ongoing leaks and emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, also pose risks to the climate. On […](image)

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Battlement Mesa film trailer releasedbattlement mesa thumbPeggyBattlement Mesa residents demonstrate before the Garfield County planning commission meeting October 28, 2015 [Source: PowerSurge Productions]thankyou_banner

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:45:04 +0000

For over a year, Gayle Embrey and Sue Drinker at PowerSurge Productions have been filming the story of the residents in Battlement Mesa who have worked to stop oil & gas company Ursa from drilling inside their community. The film tells the story of their struggle to keep gas drilling from inside the Battlement Mesa […](image)

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Chromium-6 found in drinking water systems in 26 Colorado countiescontaminated-water-150x150Peggychromium-6-drinking-waterbrockovich_quote-chrom6-1

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:40:01 +0000

Nearly 200 million Americans, including millions in Colorado, drink tap water that contains a toxin that can cause cancer even from minute exposures, according to a report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Chromium-6, a chemical compound that can cause liver damage, lung cancer, and reproductive and developmental problems, was found in 61 water systems […](image)

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BOCC denies BCC and GVCA request for appeal of COGCC’s B pad permitbattlement mesa thumbPeggyThe blue squares show the location of two well pads within the Battlement Mesa PUD where at least 53 wells will be drilled. The yellow line is the route of the 2.5 mile pipeline. Construction on the well pads is expected to begin in the 2nd quarter of 2017. [Source: Garfield County]

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:20:16 +0000

Today Garfield County Commissioners unanimously denied a request from Battlement Concerned Citizens and Grand Valley Citizens Alliance that the commissioners request a hearing to appeal the recent approval by the COGCC for Ursa’s B pad in Battlement Mesa. Click here to read the BCC/GVCA letter to the BOCC. The main issue, as described in the […](image)

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CDPHE plans oil and gas health risk assessment based on air quality studyCDPHE thumbPeggyThe “mobile plume tracker” that CSU scientists used to measure air emissions from oil and gas operations. [Source: Colorado State University]PRESS RELEASE

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:02:28 +0000

New data to be used to assess health risks from oil and gas operations DENVER – The Air Quality Control Commission today received a report from the three-year North Front Range Oil and Gas Air Pollutant Emission and Dispersion Study conducted by Colorado State University. Data from the study – and a similar Garfield County […](image)

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Groups file lawsuit to protect Colorado River Basincenter_for_biological_diversity-miniPeggyPublic lands oil and gas development and fracking near Utahâs White and Green Rivers. This photo is available for media use by permission of the photographer.PRESS RELEASE

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:51:20 +0000

Lawsuit Launched Over Fracking, Water, Climate Change in Colorado River Basin DENVER— The Center for Biological Diversity and Living Rivers today filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to compel them to update invalid, outdated Endangered Species Act consultations on the impacts of […](image)

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