Industry blockage of Broomfield’s COVID/fracking public health order tests SB181

April 9, 2020
Background: Yesterday the City of Broomfield reluctantly voted not to impose an emergency Public Health order to prevent Extraction Oil & Gas from conducting flowback operations while Governor Polis’ stay-at-home remains in place. They made this decision because they were advised by… More »

Broomfield’s oil & gas COVID order tests SB181’s prioritization of public health

April 1, 2020
Background:
 Last week the Broomfield city government announced it was going to issue an emergency order banning flowback operations while Governor Polis’ stay-at-home order is in place to combat the COVID crisis. After an oil or gas well is fracked,… More »

REPORT: CDPHE fails to protect public health, must rebuild oil & gas oversight

March 12, 2020
Denver — A new report reveals that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) does not fulfill its mission “to protect and improve the health of Colorado’s people” when it comes to oil and gas pollution. Released by the… More »

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March 12, 2020

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Fire at oil & gas well highlights need for stronger state regulatory oversight of extraction

December 11, 2019
Erie, CO— Seven people have been hospitalized due to a Monday night fire at an oil and gas site north of Erie on the Boulder-Weld county line.  According to nearby residents, the site is Crestone Peak’s Regnier Farms well pad… More »

Study from Colorado Regulatory Agency Confirms Health Threats; Earthworks calls for Pause in Permits

October 18, 2019 • Nathalie Eddy and Nadia Steinzor
With the release of a new study yesterday, Colorado regulators have finally confirmed what local residents, Earthworks, and numerous scientists (including at the Colorado School of Public Health) have asserted for years: oil and gas operations near homes and communities… More »

TEDx Review of Health Impacts from Oil and Gas in Colorado

October 18, 2019

Colorado regulators confirm oil & gas health impacts

October 17, 2019
Statement of Earthworks’ Energy Program Director Bruce Baizel on health study released by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment: “Colorado regulators have finally confirmed what communities, Earthworks own staff in the field, and scientists — including the Colorado School… More »