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Tag Archives: FRAC Act

New study demonstrates toxic impacts of hydrofracking fluid on forest life

Hydraulic fracturing itself may not directly contaminate groundwater supplies, as the oil and gas industry has steadfastly maintained for years, but the wastewater associated with the controversial process can be very hazardous to forest life, at least according to a...

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July 11, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

FRAC Act backer Hinchey calls for SEC probe of shale gas boom

Congressman Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y., a co-sponsor of the FRAC Act with Colorado Democratic Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis, on Sunday called for a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) probe of the natural gas industry after a New York...

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June 27, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
DeGette asks Upton for fracking hearing of Energy and Commerce Committee

DeGette asks Upton for fracking hearing of Energy and Commerce Committee

Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette, D-Denver, today sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., requesting a full hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the controversial topic of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. ...

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May 26, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Natural gas industry regulators, officials say fracking chemical disclosure won’t stop spills

Colorado’s top oil and gas regulator and the head of one of the state’s leading industry lobbying groups both say federal legislation compelling disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing would not have prevented the state’s worst cases of...

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May 13, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics

New study reveals dangerous levels of flammable methane in drinking water wells

A new scientific study conducted by researchers at Duke University for the first time shows drinking water wells closer to natural gas drilling activity contain higher levels of flammable methane gas that the federal government says could require “hazard...

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May 11, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Pelosi says natural gas industry should cooperate on disclosure of fracking chemicals

In a sit-down interview with the Colorado Independent in Denver this week, U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette said the natural gas industry should support full public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic...

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April 29, 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

Polis follows up FRAC Act with BREATHE Act to strip clean air exemptions for gas drilling

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis on Thursday followed up his reintroduction this week of the FRAC Act -- which would tighten federal regulation of natural gas drilling’s impacts to water quality -- with the BREATHE Act, a bill that would...

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March 18, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

DeGette, Polis once again introduce FRAC Act to bring federal oversight to gas fracking

U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis, both Colorado Democrats, have once again introduced the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act (FRAC Act) to regain federal regulatory authority over the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or...

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March 15, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics

Potential gas-fracking health hazards draw media spotlight, re-energize calls for federal oversight

Natural gas hydraulic fracturing took an alarming star turn in the national media this weekend, spurring lawmakers to call again on their colleagues to pass the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act, a bill first introduced by...

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February 28, 2011 Center Well, Politics

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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Keefe: Cory Gardner as Colorado’s surrealist candidate

You see, he’s not lying. He is “challenging our preconditioned perceptions of reality.”

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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