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Last Build Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:15:17 +0000

 



Save Net Neutrality — Stop the FCCFight for future thumbPeggy

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:36 +0000

FCC to vote on repealing landmark net neutrality rules The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on Thursday [December 14] to overturn its 2015 net neutrality rules, which require broadband providers to treat all internet traffic equally. With Republicans controlling a majority of the commission’s seats, the repeal is expected to pass 3-2 along party […](image)


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Colorado Politics Redux: The Great Treachery Found in Little Thingsoil and gas colorado thumbPeggy

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:07:27 +0000

Guest post by Phil Doe* Little things may not matter the most, but they can certainly be used to measure the truth of bigger things, such as the so-called defining statements of politicians. For example Trump vowed to empty the swamp. But with unwavering ferocity, he has made the swamp a vast sea of self-dealing […](image)


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The Dangers of Fracking WasteradioactivePeggy

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:02:50 +0000

Is There Any Safe Way to Dispose of It? Guest post by Wendell G Bradley, PhD Physics* Commercial Landfills in Colorado have been advised that disposal of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) waste is not exempt from Colorado Solid Waste Regulations [1], for example, 6 CCR 1007-2. Disposal of fracking waste is a […](image)


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New FLIR videos from Front Range oil and gas sitesearthworks_logoPeggy

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 22:45:46 +0000

The Earthworks Community Empowerment Project (formerly known as Citizens Empowerment Project) is a powerful tool that enables communities to use the best available technology to expose toxic fracking air pollution. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, Earthworks purchased a FLIR GasFinder 320 camera, the same kind used by industry and government agencies to detect leaks […](image)


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GarCo BOCC approves more drilling in Battlement Mesabattlement mesa thumbPeggy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:23:03 +0000

Updated 11/17/17 11:50 p.m. After two public hearings, one on Tuesday and then again on Thursday, the Garfield County commissioners approved Ursa’s second phase including the construction of a new A pad with 24 natural gas wells and a wastewater injection well less than 500 feet from some homes. This fracking wastewater injection well will […](image)


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Toxic emissions pollute air at Erie’s Aspen Ridge Prep Schoolemissions FLIR thumbPeggy

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:28:19 +0000

On Saturday, November 11, Denver Channel 7 featured this news story about Vessels Minerals Well Pad near the Aspen Ridge Preparatory School in Erie, CO. Oil & gas plug site forced to shut down after violation is found near elementary school WELD COUNTY, Colo. – An oil and gas plug site was forced to temporarily […](image)


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Garfield County FLIR tour: Battlement Mesa well padsFLIR still image thumbPeggy

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:13:45 +0000

On November 16, the Garfield County commissioners approved Ursa’s second phase including the construction of a new A pad with 24 natural gas wells and a wastewater injection well less than 500 feet from some homes. This fracking wastewater injection well would be closer to homes than anywhere in Colorado. These two FLIR videos were filmed […](image)


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West Slope oil and gas producers facing extinctionShale-boom-thumbPeggy

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:53:37 +0000

Living with oil & gas, we are regularly subjected to industry propaganda. The Denver Post is notorious for featuring articles that read more like infomercials for the oil & gas industry than actual news. The latest was emblazoned with this seductive headline: Western Colorado natural gas drilling may never boom again. The article was published […](image)


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Rep. Foote to COGCC: “Industry is out of control”fracking_poisons_communities thumbPeggy

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 21:22:10 +0000

Angry residents packed the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) meeting last week (October 30). Some wore face masks with messages written on them like “Stop Fracking Us” to protest toxic air from drilling and fracking operations they are forced to breathe daily. More than 60 residents from communities along the Front Range testified […](image)


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Join BCC for a special Community Info Nightbattlement mesa thumbPeggy

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 03:06:39 +0000

A fracking wastewater well in Battlement Mesa? Not on our watch! Two years ago, Battlement Mesa citizens mobilized to oppose two proposed industrial oil and gas developments in our community — winning some of the most robust safety protections and drilling rules anywhere in Colorado. Now, Ursa Resources is proposing to construct two new pads […](image)


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