ThinkProgress blogs on Tipton’s field hearing
2011-09-19
The team over at ThinkProgress posted a well researched, thoughtful article on Rep. Tipton’s field hearing today to review drilling standards. It turns out there is evidence that drilling near groundwater supplies can have negative effects on people’s health. Click to read the full story.
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Is Rep. Lamborn promoting unsafe CX?
2011-09-7
On Friday, Rep. Doug Lamborn’s Energy & Minerals Subcommittee is holding a hearing to examine categorical exclusions, or CX. During the Bush years, BLM officials used CX to avoid conducting comprehensive environmental impact studies prior to green lighting drilling permits. In May of 2010, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar reformed the use of CX in drilling… Read more »
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There’s nothing like an objective witness…
2011-04-4
In the course of some routine research, Checks and Balances came across an interesting piece of information. James Schroeder, President and CEO of Mesa Energy Partners, LLC and President of the Western Energy Alliance is scheduled to be a witness at Rep. Lamborn’s hearing Tuesday. Schroeder contributed $2,000 to the Western Energy Alliance’s PAC in… Read more »
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Silence of the Lamborn on Pledge to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies
2011-04-4
**Update: Our friend Tom Kenworthy from the Center for American Progress breaks down the economic facts behind drilling over at The Wonk Room. The question remains: Will Lamborn, Hastings and their colleagues finally work to end government welfare for fossil fuels?** On Monday, March 28, a group of 15 residents of the Colorado Springs area… Read more »
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Maybe the Big Bird will set Big Oil Free
2011-03-26
Re-posted from www.coloradopols.com There’s been much ado over Rep. Lamborn’s push to “set Big Bird” free by cutting federal tax dollars to NPR. Just yesterday, the Colorado Springs Independent reported that a group of local citizens are asking him to pledge to set Big Oil free of the billions of subsidies they get which drive… Read more »
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Colorado On Pace For Huge Fracking Year, and Zero Fracking Permit Rejections
2011-01-10
Despite sweeping changes to the State’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission accountability remains the same Despite increased regulations put in place by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, permits for fracking have only continued to increase in the state, while literally none have been rejected. Frank Smith of the Western Colorado Congress, a non-partisan… Read more »
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Small Time Landowners Continue to Clash With Big Frackers in Colorado
2011-01-10
Home loss, sickness, fines and big corporate profits are now part of the western landscape Colorado seems to be a hotbed for high-profile concerns about water contamination near natural gas drilling sites. The western slope of Colorado is becoming one of the most common sites in the nation for hydraulic fracturing, the practice of injecting… Read more »
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America’s Fracking Concerns
2011-01-10
Studies across the nation reveal legitimate worries exist across party lines Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” as it is more commonly known, is a growing concern in the minds of many Americans according to a recent national survey. Fracking is the practice of sticking toxic chemicals into the ground to get to natural gas. And as… Read more »
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