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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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WORC puts oil and gas waste streams on the mapWORC thumbPeggyworc-fracktracker-colorado-1no-time-to-waste-cover-350WORC thumb

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:05:17 +0000

This week, Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) released a new mapping project that plots oil and gas waste streams in four states: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. This new digital resource, the WORC Oil and Gas Waste Mapping Project is a visual follow-up to WORC report, No Time to Waste. Released in 2015, […](image)

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350CO submits CORA to expose power plant pollution350 colorado thumbPeggyProtesters demonstrate outside Martin Drake Power Plant in January 2016. [Source: 350Colorado]PRESS RELEASELeslie Weise talks with reporter outside the Martin Drake coal-fired power plant in Colorado Springs, March 17,2016 [Photo courtesy KUSA/9NEWS]

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:18:35 +0000

350 Colorado Submits a Request for Records to Expose Dangerous Levels of Pollution from Martin Drake Coal Fired Power Plant Denver, CO — On February 20, 350 Colorado announced that it has filed a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request for an air quality report being kept secret from the public by the City of […](image)

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More troubled waters overflow at Battlement Mesa pipeline sitebattlement mesa thumbPeggyUrsa B Pad-January 12, 2017: Sediment basin/retention pond receives runoff from access road and pipeline flushing fluids from vac trucks. [COGCC photo]

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:33:47 +0000

*Updated 7:47 p.m. Members of Battlement Concerned Citizens (BCC) and Grand Valley Citizens Alliance (GVCA) notified From the Styx about an alert they received this morning from Garfield County oil & gas liaison Kirby Wynn. Wynn reported that a second event involving underground water has occurred along Summit Midstream’s pipeline route to the B Pad. […](image)

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New CU study causes anxiety at CDPHEdrlarrywolkPeggyA well and battery of natural gas storage tanks near homes in Longmont, CO. [Photo courtesy: Our Health, Our Future, Our Longmont]

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:03:13 +0000

Another study provides more evidence that oil and gas operations have a significant impact on public health. While health impacts are nothing new for those of us living in the gas patch, this latest study reveals a link between early-onset leukemia and close proximity to oil and gas operations. A team of researchers from the […](image)

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Battlement residents weigh “name your poison” optionsbattlement mesa thumbPeggyCartoon submitted by AnonymousClick on map to enlarge

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 03:25:06 +0000

Ursa Resources officials played to a packed house at the Battlement Mesa community meeting on Thursday evening. A plan for relocation of a proposed injection well had been floating around and residents were anxious to hear the details about the proposed alternative site. Facing public and governmental opposition, Battlement Mesa Company and Olson Associates withdrew […](image)

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Injection well zone application withdrawn for rebootbattlement mesa thumbPeggybm-injection-well-map_crop

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:23:30 +0000

Facing public and governmental opposition, Battlement Mesa Company and Olson Associates withdrew their current application to create an injection well zone within the community at the Garfield County Planning Commission meeting Wednesday evening. With the release of the community development staff report last week recommending denial and this week’s editorial in the Post Independent against […](image)

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Citizen groups sue Trump over unconstitutional “one-in-two-out” ordergavel-gifPeggyunconstitutional

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 23:14:49 +0000

In the immortal words of Twilight Zone’s Rod Serling, “Imagine if you will” a country in which for every law created for your protection two other laws must go away. What if in order to maintain laws against murder, the government decreed assault and rape would be deemed legal? Something eerily similar and nightmarish occurred […](image)

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Sunshine Gone: The Shameful State of the People’s Right to Know in Coloradoain_t_no_sunshinePeggyLeslie Weise talks with reporter outside the Martin Drake coal-fired power plant in Colorado Springs, March 17,2016 [Photo courtesy KUSA/9NEWS]phil-doe

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 23:53:34 +0000

**Update: February 8, 2017** Colorado Springs Utilities drops push for contempt citation against clean-air activist The contempt citation sought against clean-air activist Leslie Weise, and her appeal of a lower court ruling, both were dismissed Wednesday by the Colorado Court of Appeals. Weise and Colorado Springs Utilities — which sought the contempt citation — are […](image)

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