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Conservation Colorado statement in response to Tuesday's Oil and Gas Industry rally at the State Capitol:

"With Governor Hickenlooper's administration standing in the way of adequate oil and gas protections, it's no wonder that Colorado communities are up in arms. By opening a new rulemaking but proposing very weak protections for water quality and drilling close to homes, the state has fallen well short of the standard that will reassure nervous Coloradans. If the state won't step up to the plate and take the lead in protecting citizens from the heavy industrial activity of drilling and fracking, what happened last week in Longmont is going to be repeated up and down the Front Range." - Charlie Montgomery, Energy Organizer, Conservation Colorado
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Guest Commentary: Removing the green cloak from natural gas -- Article by DENVER POST

For decades, natural gas (methane) has been touted as a greener energy alternative to coal, when, according to a new Cornell University study, in considering its whole lifecycle, natural gas appears to be worse for climate change than the coal industry and is more toxic to the environment and human health (SEE BELOW FOR LINK TO FULL ARTICLE) ...
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Colorado Environmental Coalition Applauds President Obama’s National Monument Designation at Chimney Rock

Denver – Colorado Environmental Coalition, with our thousands of members and one hundred coalition partners throughout Colorado, released the following statement today thanking President Barack Obama, Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Representative Scott Tipton for their diligent work to create the Chimney Rock National Monument. ...
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Shale Development vs. Drinking Water - an open letter to the BLM ("Bureau of Land Management") for Oversight

Hello: More than 100 individuals, business leaders, outdoor recreation organizations, farmers, ranchers, owners of wineries and breweries and others today released a letter sent to the Bureau of Land Management to ask for a smart approach to oil shale development that protects Western water. Facing a severe drought that has impacted every region of the state, they want to ensure that any water impacts are fully evaluated before commercial development of oil shale rocks....
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As the oil and gas industry moves full speed ahead with the fracking boom, residents across the state are organizing to protect their health, environment, property values, way of life and communities from the impacts of oil and natural gas extraction, including fracking. ...
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