New Push For Oil Shale Is Continued Failure
2012-05-3
On May 1, 1982, nearly 10,000 people worked at Exxon’s Colony Oil Shale project on Colorado’s Western Slope. Twenty-four hours later, Exxon shut the Colony project down. Thousands of people were left jobless and the region’s economy was devastated. This week marks 30 years since the disaster at Colony; what was to become known as… Read more »
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Coloradans welcome “Flat Earth Society” members of Congress
2012-05-2
Groups call for energy reality check, end of excessive taxpayer handouts to Big Oil DENVER – Several Colorado groups took members of Congress to task today over their failed energy policies, political rhetoric, and ties to industry. Clean Water Action, Colorado Fair Share Alliance, the Checks and Balances Project and local activists gathered on the… Read more »
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Colorado politicians fast track new giveaways to donor oil companies
2012-04-26
Matt Garrington, Denver-based co-director of The Checks and Balances Project, offered the following statement and facts regarding today’s hearing on Colorado House Republicans’ three bills to give away more of the West to the oil and gas industry: H.R. 4381, H.R. 4382 and H.R. 4383. “Reps. Lamborn, Tipton and Coffman are doing a great job… Read more »
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Colorado House GOP pander for more oil and gas lobby dollars
2012-04-19
Matt Garrington, Co-Director of The Checks and Balances Project, offered the following statement and facts regarding the introduction of Colorado House Republicans’ three bills to give away more of the West to the oil and gas industry: H.R. 4381, H.R. 4382 and H.R. 4383. “Colorado House Republicans clearly know who is in charge of the… Read more »
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Coloradans forced to pay twice for gasoline
2012-04-19
In Colorado, Clean Water Action and Colorado Conservation Voters held events on Tax Day to hold Congressmen Mike Coffman and Scott Tipton accountable for the special tax breaks and subsidies they are handing out to Big Oil. While at local gas stations, citizens asked why they were being forced to “shoulder more than $157 million… Read more »
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All of the above means we have to go beyond oil
2012-03-22
As gas prices top $4/gallon in an election year, Americans are fed up with empty promises and cheap gimmicks. Who in their right mind buys Newt Gingrich’s claim that he can lower gas prices to $2.50/gallon? So, who or what is to blame for high gasoline prices? The Big Oil spin machine and the Republicans… Read more »
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Sen. Pat Roberts’ oil shale amendment
2012-03-13
Subtitle G–Oil Shale and Tar Sands Leasing    SEC. 50601. EFFECTIVENESS OF OIL SHALE REGULATIONS, AMENDMENTS TO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLANS, AND RECORD OF DECISION. (a)    Regulations.–Notwithstanding any other law or regulation to the contrary, the final regulations regarding oil shale management published by the Bureau of Land Management on November 18, 2008 (73 Fed. Reg. 69,414)… Read more »
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Roberts amendment hangs oil company boondoggle on Senate transportation bill
2012-03-13
NEWS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2012 CONTACT: Matt Garrington, (720) 206-4348 Roberts amendment tries to hang oil shale boondoggle on Senate transportation bill The following is a quote from Denver-based Checks and Balances Project Co-Director Matt Garrington about S.AMDT.1826, Sen. Pat Roberts’ (R-KS) oil shale amendment to the Senate transportation bill. “After taking… Read more »
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