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Industry self-regulation is a killerdanger explosionPeggy

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:25:10 +0000

After the January flowline rulemaking hearings were continued to February, I wrote in my post The COGCC’s wall: The wall they smacked up against is the totality of the COGCC’s never-ending existential dilemma: How do we maintain the illusion of protecting public welfare, safety, and the environment and wildlife, while at the same time safeguarding […]

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New flowline rules full of holescogcc logoPeggy

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:51:04 +0000

On Tuesday, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) approved 23 pages of new rules governing flowlines. Flowlines are underground pipelines that move water, oil & natural gas directly from the well to storage tanks, and other well sites or processing facilities. Until now flowlines had been exempt from regulations. Colorado has nearly 129,000 […]

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Measure benzene, damn it!clean-air-actPeggy

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:17:40 +0000

Why is the state of Colorado measuring for non-toxic methane but not super toxic benzene? Guest post by Wendell G Bradley, PhD Physics* On Dec 22, 2017 an inexperienced worker apparently manually overrode a mechanism that had shut down a new well’s production in Windsor, CO, due perhaps to a pressure upset (unexpected, uncontrolled pressure […]

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New study links drilling-fracking chemicals and breast cancerfracking-and-health-thumbPeggy

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:03:34 +0000

Female mice exposed to a mixture of 23 chemicals used in oil and gas drilling and fracking developed mammary lesions and enlarged tissues — suggesting the chemicals may leave breast tissues more prone to cancer, according to a new study. In a study released today, environmental scientists led by Laura Vandenberg at the University of […]

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Battlement Mesa Defense Fundbattlement mesa thumbPeggy

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:53:05 +0000

Our friends and neighbors in Battlement Mesa need our help! Our future as Coloradans hangs in the balance. Battlement Mesa Community Defense Fund   Residents of Battlement Mesa are fighting to protect their homes from irresponsible oil and gas development. By standing up for public health and safety in western Colorado, they are standing up […]

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The TEDX FrackHealth Databasetedx thumbPeggy

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:52:53 +0000

In 2011, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) published the first study questioning the link between chemicals used in fracking and potential health effects. Since then, the number of studies has risen steadily. The FrackHealth Database catalogues this peer-reviewed research on health effects associated with unconventional oil and gas drilling, with search filters for the location […]

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CDPHE opposes Ursa’s request for setback variancebattlement mesa thumbPeggyD-Devanney-small-crop

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:50:44 +0000

Monday’s COGCC meeting in Denver is making news this week. Along with protestors inside and outside the building, Dave Devanney spoke out against Ursa’s request for a variance to drill within 500 feet of mobile homes in Battlement Mesa. Last week the commission received a letter from Kent Kuster, oil and gas liaison for the […]

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Public anger at COGCC spills out into streets350 colorado thumbPeggy

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 03:15:25 +0000

Concerned Coloradans Call for Emergency Moratorium on Fracking and Protest COGCC Rules Stifling Free Speech After 14 dangerous explosions and a COGCC in financial crisis, this out of control industry needs a time out DENVER, CO – In 2017 the state paid more in tax refunds to oil and gas companies than the state brought […]

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Natural gas push saddles West Slope with false hopeRenewableEnergyPeggyxcel

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:42:41 +0000

Push for natural gas overlooks economic realities, opportunities Guest post by Jeremy Nichols Climate and energy program director for WildEarth Guardians [Reposted with permission] Mesa County commissioners are clamoring for a new natural gas power plant on the Western Slope, but their push for more fossil fuels stands only to block affordable clean energy and […]

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Worst. Oil and gas proposal. Ever.battlement mesa thumbPeggy

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:37:29 +0000

Here’s your opportunity to comment on the Battlement Mesa setback variance request by Ursa Read on … A new proposed oil and gas well pad location in Battlement Mesa on the Western Slope receives the dubious distinction of being the worst drilling and fracking application in memory. If the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission […]

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