It’s important to remember that mineral extraction has never been safe or without risk but with extreme methods it’s become even more risky. Running Weld counties economy on mineral resources that use and release toxins is an unavoidable part of extraction and requires a “sacrifice zone,” which is labeled as less inhabitable by poisoning in […]
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There’s an old and unfortunate truth about Washington, DC: “If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” For the past eight years, the Obama administration’s “keep-it-in-the-ground” policies have kept the oil and gas industry “on the menu” and stymied responsible energy development and threatened to make energy more expensive […]
“Yeah, it seems like they don’t like it that much,” said state Rep. Mike Foote on Thursday. He was talking about the oil and gas industry’s view of his new drilling setback bill. Foote’s House Bill 1256 would clarify that the minimum 1,000-foot distance separating schools from new oil and gas wells must be measured […]
Colorado officials who reviewed thousands of air samples and a dozen studies on air pollution from oil and gas sites said Wednesday the risk of harmful human effects appears to be low, but they stressed that more study is needed. “The main message (is not) that we didn’t find anything,” said Mike Van Dyke of […]
Voters in the Mountain West like their public lands, and they don’t want them sold off or transferred to states, according to a comprehensive poll released Tuesday.
The fossil fuel divestment movement may be losing steam in Colorado, but activists are hoping to reverse the slide by convincing the University of Denver to sell off its investments in coal, oil and natural gas. The University of Denver Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider at its Jan. 20 meeting a report from […]