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28Jul/15
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ENOUGH! Greeley Event August 3rd

Monday, August 3, 5 p.m.:  Coloradans Against Fracking invites you to join us at the Weld County Admin. Building, 1150 O Street in Greeley. Representatives of CAF will be there to issue a declaration to the COGCC that will also be sent to our Governor.
Background: As you may know the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (Colorado’s regulatory commission on oil and gas development) is meeting with representatives from local governments to discuss the implementation of two recommendations from the Governor’s Oil and GasTask Force.  These recommendations will become regulations that are both dismissive and dangerous to our communities and our state.

#17 defines the size of well pads within our communities.  #20 allows oil and gas to dictate where within our cities they plan to drill in the future, so that space would be held and available for them to drill.  Neither give local governments or citizens any protection from extreme energy production. Both serve the industry; providing more evidence that the COGCC works for the industry they are charged with promoting, not for the citizens with whom they are charged with protecting.
These proceedings are not open for public comment but the public can attend.
 We know that any comment relating to the damage being done to us and our communities by oil and gas development will  continue to be ignored.
The COGCC already knows what is happening and
THEY DONT CARE!
They don’t care that our air is polluted.
They don’t care that our ground water is polluted.
They don’t care that we get sick from toxins.
They don’t care that our homes are being ruined.
They don’t care that our communities are unsafe.
The COGCC may claim the right to force extreme energy extraction and policies on our communities and our lives, but CAF proclaims
ENOUGH!
Meet the representatives of CAF near the front entrance of the building for more information on this important action event.
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Thank you.  See you Monday.
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It Is Time

I am going to post a speech I gave at a rally. Because IT IS TIME!

IT IS TIME
Time to stop saying natural gas is a bridge to the future; it is a bridge to nowhere
A new study shows that fracking for natural gas releases enough methane into the atmosphere to be 86 times worse than for the climate over a 20 year period than burning coal.
Time to end the Halliburton loophole that gives the oil and gas companies’ exemption from 7 federal acts including the clean air and water acts. If they weren’t polluting they wouldn’t need these exemptions. Continue reading

17Dec/14
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Fracking Brought Spikes In Crime, Road Deaths and STDs

As New York cited health concerns for an impending statewide fracking ban, a study released Thursday found the effects in Pennsylvania may be far broader than water pollution.

Communities with the highest intensity of natural gas drilling have seen increased rate of crime, motor vehicle fatalities and even sexually transmitted diseases. While the influx of energy workers hasn’t significantly increased population figures, it coincided with a surge in rental prices across the Marcellus Shale region. Continue reading

24Oct/14
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What It’s Like To Have 30 Oil & Gas Wells As Neighbors

The first thing Don Martin asks me is if I want the little picture or the big picture. Big picture, I tell him, and he leads me from the gate of his apartment complex to the driveway of his next-door neighbor.

Martin’s neighbor is Freeport McMoRan, a company worth $30 billion. Freeport’s property beside Martin is just one tiny sliver of an empire that spans continents and includes some of the largest gold and copper mines in the world. Continue reading

10Oct/14
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The Town of Wellington in Colorado Drinks Treated Frackwater!

In Colorado, produced water [produced water is fracked water, also known as flowback, and is laced with endocrine disrupting, carcinogenic chemicals] from oil wells near Wellington has been treated as a raw water resource to augment shallow water aquifers. [As of the writing of this article, there is no known technology to make fracked water safe again. Once the chemicals are put in the water, they cannot be removed.] The Wellington Oil Company, operating in Larimer County, Colorado, reported that 98.5% of its fluid production is produced water. The company utilized a deep injection well that re-injected the produced water Continue reading