Earthworks hires new CO/NM oil & gas field advocate

January 31, 2018 • Earthworks
Leadville, CO — Today, Earthworks announced the hire of Nathalie Eddy as the Oil & Gas Field Advocate for Colorado and New Mexico. The new position is part of Earthworks’ expanded Community Empowerment Project (CEP) to reduce the air, health, and climate impacts… More »

Cotter Corporation Permit Objections

January 19, 2018 • Earthworks et. al.

Objection to Request for Extension of Temporary Cessation Status, Van 4 Mine

June 23, 2017 • Earthworks et. al.

Schwartzwalder Mine

Once one of the nation’s largest underground uranium mines, the Schwartzwalder Mine is located in Jefferson County northwest of Denver, Colorado.

Colorado Cotter Corporation acquired the Schwartzwalder Mine in 1965 and was operational until 2000. The uranium deposit was discovered in the 1940s and was developed as a multi-level, hard rock underground uranium mine.[1]

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Lincoln Park/Cotter Mill

Nearly every uranium operation studied in this report had environmental and/or labor violations. The following case studies -- taken from our publication, Nuclear Power's Other Tragedy: Communities Living with Uranium Mining -- highlight some of the most controversial uranium projects in the United States.

BLM Must Begin the Process of Tapering Fossil Fuel Development

November 8, 2016 • Pete Dronkers

The North Fork Valley and its surroundings — managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Uncompahgre Field Office — is an exceptionally beautiful place. Located on the western slope of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the valley is home to the largest concentration of organic farms in Colorado, and is renowned for its outdoor reaction. Many in the region have worked hard to transition the local economy from coal mining to more sustainable industries such as agriculture, tourism, recreation, and the arts. Now this cleaner economy is under threat.

Colorado Supreme Court Strips the Constitutional Right To Enact Local Fracking Bans

May 2, 2016 • Earthworks and partners
Denver, CO – Today, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down the rights of Coloradans to protect their health, safety and wellbeing from fracking through the use of local bans. The justices denied residents their “right of enjoying and defending their lives and… More »

Scoping Comments – Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Shale Formation Oil and Gas Development on the Southern Ute Reservation in La Plata, Montezuma and Archuleta counties, Colorado.

April 14, 2016