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Air pollution from fracking sites elevate risk of cancer and other illnesses

By University of Colorado, Denver In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites. “Our data show that it is important to include air pollution … Continue reading Air pollution from fracking sites elevate risk of cancer and other illnesses

Community Members, Activists Confront Suncor Energy at Oil Leak Site

  ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** March 10, 2012 Community Members & Activists Confront Suncor Energy at Oil Leak Site Protestors demand an end to pollution in Colorado, Canada Commerce City, Colo – Members of the Stop Suncor and Tar Sands Coalition, including the American Indian Movement of Colorado (AIM), Deep Green Resistance Colorado (DGR), United Community … Continue reading Community Members, Activists Confront Suncor Energy at Oil Leak Site

Report finds that fracking fluids cause death and reproductive damage in animals

By Krishna Ramanujan A new report has found dozens of cases of illness, death and reproductive issues in cows, horses, goats, llamas, chickens, dogs, cats, fish and other wildlife, and humans. It says these conditions could be the result of exposure to gas drilling operations. Hydraulic fracturing, popularly called hydrofracking, is a process for extracting … Continue reading Report finds that fracking fluids cause death and reproductive damage in animals

Abusers, Colorado SB 12-088, and the Imperative of Production

ALL HANDS ON DECK! A new law proposed by conservative State senators in the Colorado State Congress seeks to preempt local regulation of oil & gas drilling and prevent local cities and communities from having ANY control over oil and gas activities within their boundaries. The bill–SB 12-088–comes on the heels of drilling moratorium in … Continue reading Abusers, Colorado SB 12-088, and the Imperative of Production

New Boulder County Fracking Moratorium & Democracy School

On Wednesday night, the Boulder County Commissioners unanimously decided to put a one-month moratorium on new gas well in unicorporated Boulder County, and have tentatively planned a public hearing on March 1st to discuss extending the moratorium. You can read the resolution here if you’re having trouble falling asleep. The Commissioners said they want to make … Continue reading New Boulder County Fracking Moratorium & Democracy School