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The American Academy of Pediatrics Weighs in on the Evils of Fracking

The potential risks and benefits of high volume hydraulic fracturing, also called “hydrofracking” or “fracking,” have been a source of ongoing debate among physicians, politicians, the oil and gas industry and the general public. The debate is about American self-sufficiency in energy supply, and issues surrounding the American economy, ecology and public health.
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Hickenlooper to head delegation to Canada; energy a focus ---Denver Business Journal Article

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will lead a delegation to Canada later this month on a trip designed to bolster Colorado-Canadian business ties, particularly in the energy industry. “It’s an energy-focused mission to strengthen the ties between Canada and Colorado,” said Kathy Green, spokeswoman for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The delegation on the March 26-29 trip is likely to number more than 20 people, including representatives from the governor’s office, the trade office, the Governor’s Energy Office and the Canadian Consulate in Denver, Green said. Stops are planned in Edmonton and Calgary, both in the province of Alberta, and while the agenda isn’t final, the trip may also include a stop at the province’s oil sands operations, Green said. (CLICK BELOW FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE)...
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An Inside Look at Democracy in Action to Ban Fracking in Fort Collins -- An EcoWatch Article by Philip Doe

I drove to Fort Collins, Colorado last night to testify in favor of a proposed ban on fracking within that city’s boundaries. When I got there I discovered the Colorado Petroleum Association, the political arm of the industry, had already issued a press release stating the council had passed the ban....
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Threat of Colorado lawsuit looms as fracking ban OK'd in Fort Collins -- A Denver Post Article

The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday night banned fracking within city limits, defying the governor and other state authorities who say local governments have no right to regulate the oil and gas industry. The ban was expected to bring lawsuits from the state and from the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. (FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE CLICK LINK BELOW) ...
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As energy boom nears Colorado cities, a backlash grows -- Article by The Denver Post

Colorado regulators grappling with a historic energy boom that's pushing oil rigs to the very doorsteps of suburban schools and homes were among the first in the nation to require companies to disclose the chemicals they use in their new drilling techniques. Now, the regulators have issued what they tout as the country's toughest energy drilling regulations, requiring rigs to be at least 500 feet away from occupied buildings and take other steps to limit pollution. (FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE SEE LINK BELOW)...
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Pro-fracking petition with fake signatures embarrasses gas association -- An Article by

Outlawing fracking in Fort Collins makes local business owners sad. At least, that’s what liars working for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association tried to tell local lawmakers. Anders’ Auto Glass, Meneike Car Care Center, and Computer Renaissance were among 55 businesses whose names appeared with signatures on a petition that the association submitted to Fort Collins City Council. The petition urged city councilors to vote against a proposed ban on fracking within the city. (FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE SEE LINK BELOW)...
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Colorado’s Bully Governor Says He Will Sue Fort Collins to Overturn Fracking Ban -- An Ecowatch article

In a precedent setting vote, last week the Fort Collins City Council voted to ban fracking in Fort Collins city limits. The very next morning, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association—the industry trade group representing oil and gas companies—issued a statement saying they would sue Fort Collins to overturn the ban. Now seven days later in a televised interview, the Democratic Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, also says he will direct the State of Colorado to sue Fort Collins to overturn the ban. (FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE SEE LINK BELOW)...
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Denver 'Forward on Climate Change Rally' pulls nearly a thousand in opposition to Fracking, etc.

Sunday, February 17, 2013. In support of their DC counterpart, today nearly 1,000 Coloradans joined forces in front of the State Capitol to oppose our attack on our local environment, demonstrating a "human oil spill". Theirs is a wake-up call to legislators regarding a growing consensus of Coloradans opposed to oil and gas practices.

March on DC Hits 50,000 in opposition to Fracking, et al

Sunday, Feb 17, 2013. A Major opposition group hit Washington DC today in an event entitled, "Forward On Climate". The 50,000 attendees represent a turning tide of Coloradans and Americans opposing oil sands, Fracking, and what they term an attack on our planet.

Windsor gas well that spewed fracking fluid halted after 30 hours -- Article by

A damaged natural gas and oil well north of Windsor that spewed greenish-brown “flow-back fluid” and steam for upward of 30 hours was capped Tuesday afternoon after an unknown amount of the substance escaped the damaged port. (FOR REST OF ARTICLE SEE LINK BELOW)...
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