Oil & Gas Fire Kills One in Windsor

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Contacts:Anne Lee Foster: 757-870-5102, anneleefoster@gmail.com

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Oil & Gas Fire Kills One in Windsor

Same Day as Colorado Residents Call for a Halt on Permitting Until Protection of Health and Safety can be Proven

WINDSOR, COLORADO — The same day that concerned Colorado residents called for a time out for oil and gas permitting until health and safety can be definitively proven by the state, a worker is killed in an oil and gas tank fire in Windsor, Colorado.

Anne Lee Foster, Communications Director for Colorado Rising, the group behind Proposition 112 said of the incident: “It’s a tragic irony that mere hours after oil and gas industry representatives testified to the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission about the exceptional lengths they take to protect health and safety, a worker has been killed in an oil and gas fire. Residents who spoke at the COGCC hearing today detailed the inadequacy of current regulations and this is a perfect example of how those regulations and the Commission are failing Colorado. While this site may be located in a rural area and likely had little impact on nearby residents, what happens when a similar incident breaks out in Broomfield, Aurora or Commerce City where wells are being permitted very close to homes and schools? Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim and we vow to continue to fight to protect Colorado residents and the environment.”

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Colorado Rising is powering the grassroots movement to protect public health & safety from dangerous oil & gas operations.

To learn more, please go to www.corising.org

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