News, Analysis and Opinion for the Informed Boulder Resident
Thursday March 23rd 2017

Support the Blue Line

Subscribe to the Blue Line

That's what she said

city council transportation energy municipalization xcel housing urban planning april fools bicycles climate action election 2011 density boulder county affordable housing open space agriculture renewables CU local food election 2013 climate change development youth jefferson parkway pedestrian election 2015 preservation Rocky Flats BVSD immigration recreation mountain bikes GMOs transit urban design boards and commissions farming decarbonization plan boulder fracking fires wildlife colorado politics architecture smart regs downtown new era colorado plutonium journalism homeless transit village parking commuting radioactive waste ghgs natural gas rental height limits planning board historic preservation april fools 2015 walkability energy efficiency coal diversity Neighborhoods historic district North Boulder education students land use gardens population growth arts election 2010 bus growth solar water supply zoning University Hill taxes election 2012 water quality RTD library nutrition groundwater safety bike lane flood affairs of the heart electric utility flood plain sprawl april fools 2016 mayor organic election zero waste wetlands planning reserve county commissioners politics hazardous waste hogan-pancost street design obama electric vehicle ballot right-sizing transportation master plan longmont Mapleton solar panels PV comprehensive plan golden recycling climate smart loan diagonal plaza bears colorado legislature blue line flood mitigation congestion conservation easement food epa pesticide boulder junction road diet drought election 2016 community cycles inequality renewable energy flooding bus rapid transit PUC children campaign finance daily camera Newlands league of women voters ecocycle BVCP ken wilson automobile community sam weaver david miller climate change deniers wind power bob bellemare boulder creek bsec contamination kevin hotaling boulder crime suzanne jones tim plass john tayer arizona mlk EV green points technology Orchard Grove Whittier civil rights west tsa public spaces marijuana

Posts Tagged ‘water quality’

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 [...]

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,” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]