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Posts Tagged ‘fracking’

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 [...]

It’s Time to ROAR about Responsible Oil and Gas Regulation

It’s Time to ROAR about Responsible Oil and Gas Regulation

On Monday, February 6th, the City of Longmont will host a Community Open House to ask the public to respond to carefully framed questions regarding the city's revision of Longmont's Oil and Gas Regulations. This orchestrated format precludes [...]

The Colorado Independent | State’s draft fracking disclosure rule skewered for ‘trade secret loophole’

The Colorado Independent | State’s draft fracking disclosure rule skewered for ‘trade secret loophole’

A Boulder-based conservation group is pushing for much stronger language in a draft rule by the state of Colorado requiring oil and gas companies to disclose chemicals used in the controversial drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing, or [...]

Scientific American | Safety First, Fracking Second

Scientific American | Safety First, Fracking Second

"Public fears are growing about contamination of drinking-water supplies from the chemicals used in fracking and from the methane gas itself. Field tests show that those worries are not unfounded. A Duke University study published in May found that [...]

Free Range Longmont | Fracking in Longmont Open Space?

Free Range Longmont | Fracking in Longmont Open Space?

  "I found out several days ago that plans are being prepared by city staff and others to allow for horizontal drilling for natural gas and oil on Longmont city-owned properties, including on Longmont Open Space. Then I find in the City [...]

The Power of the People

The Power of the People

Attending Power Shift 2011 in Washington D.C. was an empowering and unforgettable experience for me and the 32 students and campus affiliates from CU Boulder.  Power Shift is a clean energy and climate justice convergence that attracts over 12,000 [...]

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