Windsor Community Rights Network

Local Governance for Healthy Community

January 2nd, 2017

Resource Rich Colorado report highlights assets and opportunities in state’s energy economy

December 14, 2016 The Colorado Energy Coalition (CEC), an industry affiliate of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC), today released its annual study measuring Colorado’s competitive position in the oil, natural gas, coal, renewable energy, alternative-fuel vehicles, and sustainability sectors of the energy industry. The eighth edition of Resource Rich Colorado (RRC) compares Colorado to the 49 other states […]

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December 21st, 2016

FRACKING SPECIAL INTERESTS SPENT BIG IN 2016 ELECTIONS

Corporations that profit from fracking funneled millions to PACs for “independent expenditures” in the 2016 election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission filings. For example, the fracking giant Devon Energy gave $500,000 to the “Congressional Leadership Fund,” a Super PAC “exclusively dedicated to protecting and strengthening the Republican Majority in the House of Representatives.” Devon […]

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December 13th, 2016

Oil and gas company fined $3,000 for failing to report emissions

A Denver-based oil and gas company was fined $3,000 on Monday for not properly reporting to the state the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas at a well site in southwest La Plata County. According to state documents, San Marco Petroleum received its first test results in 2014 that showed hydrogen sulfide levels at its well […]

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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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