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Posts Tagged ‘fracking’

Crowdfunding Fracking Science

Crowdfunding Fracking Science

Concerns about the effects of hydraulic fracturing on the environment and human health have prompted local communities to either ban or place moratoria on new well development. In nearby Weld County and across the country, however, the process [...]

Fracking Foes Overstate Risk of Cancer by 55,000

Fracking Foes Overstate Risk of Cancer by 55,000

In efforts to ban fracking, anti-fracking activists have stated that a University of Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) peer-reviewed study found that residents living within one half mile of a gas well stood a 66 percent higher chance of [...]

Water, Fracking, and a Dry State Quenching Its Thirst

Water, Fracking, and a Dry State Quenching Its Thirst

If you listen closely, you can hear a collective sigh of relief come across Colorado, as spring rain and snow continue their welcomed deluge on a parched, water-scarce state. Brush-clearers are taking a break from trimming, their fear of summer [...]

NYTimes.com | Struggle for Water in Colorado With Rise in Fracking

NYTimes.com | Struggle for Water in Colorado With Rise in Fracking

Bob Bellis filled his tanker at a hydrant in Greeley, Colo., in August to supply a drilling site. (Matthew Staver for The New York Times) "A new race for water is rippling through the drought-scorched heartland, pitting farmers against oil and [...]

Phased Energy Development and the Precautionary Principle: Good for Critters and Communities

Phased Energy Development and the Precautionary Principle: Good for Critters and Communities

photo and graphics courtesy Pete Morton The following is a summary of a presentation to PLAN-Boulder County on November 12th, 2012. To view the accompanying slides, click here. “All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise that the [...]

No Explosions at Fracking Forum

No Explosions at Fracking Forum

photo and graphic courtesy Mike Chiropolos At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on the evening of November 19, a panel discussion of hydraulic fracturing of oil shale to produce natural gas (and sometimes oil), commonly known as “fracking,” [...]

Boulder County Commissioner Election Forum

Boulder County Commissioner Election Forum

Boulder County Commissioner candidates Garry Sanfaçon and Elise Jones listen to Lynn Segal (photos by Zane Selvans) Two of the three Boulder County Commissioner's seats are up for grab this year, and it's all but given that whoever secures the [...]

Fracking Disclosure is a Joke

Fracking Disclosure is a Joke

Governor John Hickenlooper, You've shown leadership in many areas since you were elected. However, when the recent advertisement underwritten by Colorado Oil and Gas Association came out with your photo and “boilerplate” industry propaganda [...]

Boulder County Commissioner Hearing on Fracking

Boulder County Commissioner Hearing on Fracking

We need your help! 1) Boulder County Commissioner hearing on fracking Boulder County has a moratorium on processing permits for oil & gas activity, and a public hearing is planned for Thursday, March 1 at 4 p.m. at the Boulder County [...]

Colorado to Preempt Local Regulation of Oil and Gas Industries

Colorado to Preempt Local Regulation of Oil and Gas Industries

With the introduction of the Halliburton Loophole in 2005, the federal government largely abdicated its role in regulating the water quality impacts of oil and gas extraction.  Local governments have been forced to step up, and communities in [...]

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