Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Colorado unveils fracking chemical disclosure state rules


Article by Heather McGregor from the Glenwood Springs POST INDEPENDENT:

"A new state rule governing the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing of gas wells is slated to be officially published Thursday by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. A formal public hearing on the rule is set for Dec. 5 in Denver.

If the proposed new rule is adopted, all gas drilling operators and well service companies working anywhere in Colorado will have to post information about the chemical ingredients in fracking fluids."

Click on the article link at the top of this post to read the entire article on the Post Independent's website.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The MIT Well Watch website has a new address. It can now be found at:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Strudley Lawsuit Filed In Denver

Story by AP contributor, Catherine Tsai

Spills Happen All The Time

Click on the hyperlink below to read the full CBS story & watch the video

2010 toxic spills are three times the amount spilled by the Exxon Valdez.....

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

BREATHE Act To Strip Clean Air Exemptions For Gas Drilling

CLICK HERE to read the full story at the Colorado Independent

By David O. Williams -- March 18, 2011

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis on Thursday followed up his reintroduction this week of the FRAC Act — which would tighten federal regulation of natural gas drilling’s impacts to water quality — with the BREATHE Act, a bill that would remove two exemptions for gas drilling under the Clean Air Act.

Rep. Jared Polis

The huge spike in natural gas production in the United States over the last decade or so has brought air and water quality issues to the forefront in some unexpected places – like scenic Pinedale, Wyo., which recently saw several major drilling companies temporarily shut down operations because of ozone alerts. Polis, in a release Thursday, cited the Wyoming situation.

But closer to home, Garfield County – second only to Weld County in terms of Colorado drilling activity – has been the scene of intense public debate about air quality standards. Air quality is a major focus of an ongoing health impact assessment paid for by the county and in many ways colors the debate over major new drilling proposals in and around subdivisions in Silt and Battlement Mesa.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Drilling on Colorado's BLM Land

CLICK HERE to read 'Drilling on BLM Land Brings Billions of Dollars to Colorado' on KREXTV site

Oil and gas production on BLM lands here in Colorado is pumping billions of dollars into the state's economy. A study of the economic impact of activities managed by the Bureau of Land Management shows big money coming into the state from oil and gas production from lands the BLM leases to energy companies.

Colorado reaped close to $4 billion in direct economic benefits from minerals development on BLM land in fiscal 2010.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

GV Citizens Alliance Meeting 3/8/11

Agenda: GVCA, March 8, 2011

Call to order at 6:00 at our new location in the conference room at the Rifle Library

Review of minutes 6:00 to 6:10 (Joyce)


BCC update 6:15 to 6:30 (Ron)

RSPN update 6:30 to 6:45 (Sandy, Nikki, Fiona)

WCC report 6:45to 6:55 (Frank or Paul)

Health Impact Assessment 7:55 to 7:10 (Ron or Bob)

Vote on Slate of Officers in June 7:10 to 7:15

Review of financial report 7:15 to 7:30 (Leslie)

Grant update, bills

Discussions: Hiring Tresi Houpt for advocacy and facilitation; marketing assistance (Progress Now or a marketing firm or ?); inviting WORC to come in for leadership training (when?); other.

Adjourn at 8:00