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Tag Archives: Parachute

VIDEO: Fracking sand air emissions caught on tape in Garfield County

Citizen activists in the natural gas drilling hotspot of western Garfield County, Colo., apparently caught Halliburton employees on tape working in and around a cloud of hydraulic fracturing sand emanating from tanker trucks near a Williams natural gas well pad...

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August 11, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy
Exxon oil shale lease moves forward; critics point to past bust

Exxon oil shale lease moves forward; critics point to past bust

Gov. Bill Ritter today said he was pleased by the “thoughtful approach” being taken by U.S. Bureau of Land Management as it moves forward with […]...

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October 13, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Parachute losing town council due to energy slowdown

Parachute losing town council due to energy slowdown

Parachute has been hit hard by the current slowdown in natural gas drilling. Mayor Roy McClung has watched school enrollments fall and rental vacancies rise […]...

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November 20, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Garfield County officials see value in Battlement Mesa health study

Garfield County officials see value in Battlement Mesa health study

Garfield County public health officials believe a relatively untested type of health impact study could be a valuable tool in assessing the risks of natural gas drilling in the heart of the Battlement Mesa retirement community on Colorado’s Western Slope....

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November 18, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Three oil and gas companies fined for polluting stream near Parachute

Three oil and gas companies fined for polluting stream near Parachute

Three oil and gas companies have been fined nearly $700,000 for allowing loose dirt from a pipeline project and access road to wash over a […]...

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October 8, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Something suspect in the air: oil and gas air quality concerns in GarCo

Something suspect in the air: oil and gas air quality concerns in GarCo

In light of new evidence natural-gas drilling may be introducing elevated levels of the carcinogen benzene into the air around the Western Slope towns of […]...

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September 24, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Western Slope schools losing students to ongoing natural-gas downturn

Western Slope schools losing students to ongoing natural-gas downturn

The ongoing downturn in natural gas drilling on Colorado’s Western Slope is taking a toll on local school districts, according to the Grand Junction Daily […]...

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September 23, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Rio Blanco and Garfield counties: <br>A tale of two nuclear gas blasts

Rio Blanco and Garfield counties:
A tale of two nuclear gas blasts

In the late 1960s and early '70s, four nuclear devices were exploded underground on Colorado's Western Slope in an effort to free up commercially marketable amounts of natural gas from dense sandstone formations. ...

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July 1, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Local Officials Rebuke Oil Companies Over Waste-Pit Spills

Local Officials Rebuke Oil Companies Over Waste-Pit Spills

Representatives from Chevron, Oxy, Conoco-Philips, EnCana, Williams Production, Antero, Berry and Marathon, among other top oil and gas companies, sat at a horseshoe-shaped conference table […]...

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April 4, 2008 Environment/Energy

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