Colorado Rising Statement on Firestone Explosion NTSB Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

***PRESS RELEASE***

Colorado Rising Statement on Firestone Explosion NTSB Report

FIRESTONE, COLORADO — Today, the National Safety and Transportation Board released their report and analysis of the fatal Firestone home explosion that occurred on April 17th, 2017. The report can be found here: https://ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/PAB1902.aspx

Anne Lee Foster, Communications Director for Colorado Rising said: “This report further highlights the need for a pause on oil and gas permitting in the state. The multiple failures by oil and gas operators outlined in the report demonstrate these corporations cannot be trusted and they are only out to protect their bottom line. Don’t take our word for it–Anadarko employees testified to it in a lawsuit against the company from their own shareholders. Until the Polis administration can get a full understanding of where these ticking timebombs lie, how can they possibly take on the liability of more wells in neighborhoods?”

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

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