Windsor Community Rights Network

Local Governance for Healthy Community

November 5th, 2016

How Fracking Impacts Water-Stressed Regions

Just north of Denver lies Colorado’s most productive agricultural region, Weld County. Its rolling hills, grasslands and South Platte River system provide fertile ground for dairy cows, beef cattle, corn, sugar beets and forage crops. But Weld County also sits on top of the Niobrara (DJ Basin) shale formation and that makes it the number […]

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October 20th, 2016

U.S. Air Force Accidentally Spills Massive Amounts of Highly Toxic Chemicals Into Colorado Sewer System

The U.S Air Force said Tuesday that a Colorado base had released roughly 150,000 gallons of water containing elevated levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) into the Colorado Springs Utilities sewer system and a nearby creek. Officials at the Peterson Air Force Base, located in Colorado Springs, said an investigation was underway into the discharge from […]

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October 14th, 2016

650,000 Children in 9 States Attend School Within 1 Mile of a Fracking Well

More than 650,000 kindergarten through 12th grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution. The finding comes from a new study by Environment America Research & Policy Center that exposes the proximity […]

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October 1st, 2016

First “Neighborhood Drilling” Application Proves State Rules Fall Short

For Immediate release:  September 30, 2016   CONTACT INFORMATION: Lowell Lewis, Impacted neighbor of Triple Creek – 970.405.7063 Nelly Morales, impacted neighbor of Triple Creek – 970.381.7565 Rick Gerner, Impacted neighbor of Triple Creek – 970.339.8916 Christie Malnati, Impacted neighbor of Triple Creek – 970.381.0698     First “Neighborhood Drilling” Application Proves State Rules Fall […]

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