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Polis, Hinchey laud proposed EPA air-quality rules for gas drilling, push for more safeguards

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., on Thursday praised the work of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in proposing tough new air quality standards aimed at dramatically reducing smog- and cancer-causing pollution stemming from the ongoing shale gas boom opened...

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July 29, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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

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

DeGette, Polis ‘fracking’-disclosure camp up against big-money opponents in Congress

Colorado Democratic U.S. Reps Diana DeGette and Jared Polis are leading supporters of a move to force natural-gas drilling companies to disclose the chemicals they use to blast gas out of the ground in an increasingly controversial process called "fracking."...

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January 14, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
New York report blasts gas industry as GarCo weighs FRAC Act resolution

New York report blasts gas industry as GarCo weighs FRAC Act resolution

Even as the Garfield County commissioners today take up debate on a resolution regarding the FRAC (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals) Act, an environmental […]...

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November 9, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
‘Life in the Red Zone’ gas drilling film depicts flaming Fort Lupton water

‘Life in the Red Zone’ gas drilling film depicts flaming Fort Lupton water

The new documentary “Split Estate” is getting all the publicity on Colorado’s Western Slope lately, but a filmmaker from Milanville, Pa., shot a raw, 16-minute […]...

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October 22, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
DeGette, Polis introduce FRAC Act aimed at closing hydraulic fracturing ‘loophole’

DeGette, Polis introduce FRAC Act aimed at closing hydraulic fracturing ‘loophole’

Using some rather pointed language aimed at Bush administration energy policies in general and former Vice President Dick Cheney in particular, Colorado Rep.’s Diana DeGette, D-Denver, and Jared Polis, D-Boulder, Tuesday introduced the FRAC Act aimed at closing a...

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June 9, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
DeGette plans to introduce ‘fracking’ bill this week to protect drinking water from gas drilling

DeGette plans to introduce ‘fracking’ bill this week to protect drinking water from gas drilling

Officials for the natural gas industry are quick to point out that a process called hydraulic fracturing has been in use for more than 60 years without a single documented case of groundwater contamination by the chemicals used to make...

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June 8, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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