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FRACTURED, Part V: Trouble in Triple Creek

Over the past decade, Colorado has grappled with how to balance the enormous economic value of oil and gas production, including tax revenues and jobs, […]...

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November 2, 2016 Environment/Energy, FRACTURED, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized
DeGette urges EPA to consider health threats posed by gas drilling

DeGette urges EPA to consider health threats posed by gas drilling

As the Environmental Protection Administration finalizes its air standards for hydraulic fracturing, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette sent a letter today asking it to consider a new study that shows Colorado residents living near natural gas wells are exposed to increased...

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April 3, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Colorado gas activists point to old West Virginia fracking case as ‘smoking gun’

Anti-gas-drilling activists in Colorado are pointing to a 1984 case in West Virginia as the smoking gun proving the industry and government agencies that regulate it have been lying all along about hydraulic fracturing contaminating groundwater supplies. ...

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August 5, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Western Slope watchdog groups leery of Hickenlooper oil and gas appointments

Western Slope oil and gas watchdog groups this week questioned whether the new board members appointed to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) last week by Gov. John Hickenlooper will lean too heavily toward industry and Front Range...

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August 3, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Aspen law firm files class-action lawsuit against Antero over Battlement drilling

Denver-based Antero Resources, the company revealed to be disposing of oil and gas drilling waste to Eagle County in a Colorado Independent exclusive earlier this month, is now being hit with more legal action stemming from its natural gas...

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July 21, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics

Battlement Mesa activist: ‘Let’s not go away quietly’ after county scrubs health study

Community activists battling to mitigate the potential environmental impacts of a proposed 200-well natural gas drilling project in Battlement Mesa reacted sharply Tuesday to the news that Garfield County has dropped an ongoing Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to weigh those...

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May 4, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

State touts new voluntary website aimed at public disclosure of fracking chemicals

Colorado oil and gas regulators are touting a new website, set to debut in mid-April, that will allow operators to voluntarily register chemicals used in the controversial but commonly used process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The Colorado Oil and...

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April 8, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics

Ground Zero law firm to announce gas drilling lawsuit at Denver Capitol today

A New York City law firm today will hold a press conference on the West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver to announce a lawsuit against a Denver-based natural gas drilling company for the alleged contamination of...

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March 24, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Polis, Tipton differ dramatically on federal natural gas drilling regulations

Even as U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, continued his crusade last week to step up federal oversight of the natural gas drilling industry, his fellow Western Slope congressman, Republican Scott Tipton of Cortez, proposed a new regulatory impact study...

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March 21, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Garfield County grapples with gas drilling health impacts as NYT series probes EPA

Garfield County grapples with gas drilling health impacts as NYT series probes EPA

As The New York Times continues to expose infighting in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its regulation – or the lack thereof – of the nation’s booming natural gas industry, county officials in Colorado are grappling with health...

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March 3, 2011 Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, Top Stories

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Indy reporter Marianne Goodland talks statehouse politics on KMGH

Indy reporter Marianne Goodland joined KMGH anchor Nicole Brady on Sunday, April 10 to talk about the latest news from the Colorado General Assembly. Goodland reviewed the […]

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Complaint alleges a Colorado jail guard pepper-gassed a room of Muslim inmates

A corrections officer in a Colorado prison gassed a room full of Muslim inmates at the Sterling Correctional Facility in part because of their religion, a […]

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