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Large Coalition Comes Together to Oppose Fracking in Colorado

Over 25 organizations join forces to create “Protect Our Colorado” and calls on state officials to protect residents from dangerous energy extraction process. WASHINGTON - January 14 - Today, more than 25 business, solar, farming, faith, consumer, environmental, grassroots and social justice organizations around the state came together to announce a new coalition to oppose the controversial oil and gas extraction process of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking. The coalition, Protect Our Colorado, will call on Governor John Hickenlooper and state legislators to ban fracking in Colorado. (SEE LINK TO COMPLETE ARTICLE BELOW)
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Coloradans living near drilling operations recount health issues -- Denver Post Article

Colorado regulators edged toward setting a rule requiring slightly bigger buffers between homes and oil and gas drilling operations — with provisions for companies to seek exceptions. But conflict over expanding oil and gas operations intensified. Community groups staged a street protest outside the state capitol, where activists called for a ban on drilling, and environment groups met with lawmakers. (FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE SEE LINK BELOW)...
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Drilling Rules Huge Disappointment and Missed Opportunity

DENVER - Conservation Colorado Executive Director Pete Maysmith released the following statement on Governor Hickenlooper Administration’s failure to support protective rules for buffer zones between Coloradans’ homes, schools and businesses and heavy industrial fracking and drilling:...
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Colorado oil and gas regulators gird for more drilling near homes ---Denver Post Article

Colorado's evolving rule for how close to homes companies can drill for oil and gas would let "surface use agreements" between landowners and companies trump any state buffer rule. (SEE LINK BELOW FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE) ...
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Weak Groundwater Drilling and Fracking Testing Failure of Leadership and Disappointing to Coloradans

DENVER - Conservation Colorado Executive Director Pete Maysmith released the following statement on Governor Hickenlooper’s Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission passing weak groundwater testing standards around drilling and fracking operations in Colorado today: ...
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Industry Denied Motion to Exclude Citizen Testimony

DENVER - Conservation Colorado Executive Director Pete Maysmith released the following statement on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's (COGCC) denial of attempts by the oil and gas industry, homebuilders, and Farm Bureau to stifle citizen testimony at this week’s groundwater and set back hearings:...
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Oil and gas lawyers want residents banned from talking at rule hearing --- Denver Post Article

Oil and gas industry lobbyists are maneuvering to block Coloradans who live near drill sites from talking about their experiences during a rule-making hearing next week....
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Oil and Gas Lobby Attempting to Block Impacted Landowners’ Testimony

WHAT: On the cusp of important State hearings on creating buffer zones between homes, schools, and drilling and fracking, the State’s leading oil and gas lobby - Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) is attempting to suppress important citizen testimony from being heard at Monday’s Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) hearing. The Western Colorado citizens have important personal stories to tell how drilling and fracking has impacted their homes, health, quality of life, and communities. COGA has filed official motions with COGCC to deny these citizens’ right to testify in front of the public commission....
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Hickenlooper Drilling Rules – Stacked with Exemptions/Loopholes for Industry Will Leave Coloradans and Communities Less Safe

Conservation Colorado Executive Director Pete Maysmith released the following additional comments today on Governor Hickenlooper’s proposed rules creating buffer zones between oil and gas drilling and our homes and communities...
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Conservationists Blast Weak Drilling Rules

DENVER - Conservation Colorado released the following statement on Governor Hickenlooper Administration’s release of proposed regulations to create buffers between homes and schools and test groundwater near oil and gas drilling and fracking in Colorado....
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