Colorado Rising Seeking Ballot Spot for Initiative 97

https://kgnu-news.objects-us-east-1.dream.io/2018/07/07-10-18%20CoRising.mp3   This November voters in Colorado could be deciding on a statewide ballot measure that would significantly increase set backs from fracking rigs.  Initiative 97, a statutory amendment, would establish 2500 feet buffer zones between fracking and occupied buildings […]

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Longmont Approves Landmark Oil and Gas Deal

On Tuesday night, Longmont city council heard from a handful of speakers about the proposed agreement with TOP operating and Cub Creek Energy that would stop all surface drilling in city limits, but would still allow fracking under city land through horizontal drilling.

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Boulder Files Lawsuit Against Oil Companies

Officials from Boulder County, San Miguel County, and the City of Boulder announced today that they were filing a lawsuit against two oil companies, Suncor and ExxonMobil, seeking damages over the impacts of climate change.     Boulder County Commissioner […]

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To the Ends of the Earth

In his new documentary “To the Ends of the Earth”, film maker David Lavallee looks at the quest to extract fossil fuels in more and more inaccessible places and in more and more inaccessible forms. “Essentially what we’re having to […]

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Legislative Response to Fracking

On Monday December 11th, about 60 people testified in front of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission against fracking. Residents filled the room holding graphic photos of children with nosebleeds, severe burns, explosions and well pads in backyards, trying […]

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