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Loveland Approves McWhinney Drilling Plan

Loveland Approves McWhinney Drilling plan The application to drill and frack a site the eastern edge of the new Centerra development (6 miles east of the city center) has been approved after a year of negotiations.  The city of Loveland placed 23 restrictions on the project in an attempt to protect the community and environment from

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Success! Uinta Basin Railway Stopped For Now

GREAT NEWS: THE UINTA BASIN RAILWAY PROJECT HAS BEEN HALTED (FOR NOW) On Friday (8/18/23) a federal judge ruled that the Surface Transportation Board did not adequately account for the community risks, environmental damage and uncertain financial viability of the Uinta Basin Railway Project when it granted its approval in 2021.  This means that the

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Rally for the River – Paddle to Protect the Colorado River

Colorado Rising invites everyone to Rally for the River – our event to raise awareness of the Uinta Basin Railway project and to Protect the Colorado River: Join us on August 26th for an epic day on the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, alongside national and local outdoor retailers, professional rafting companies, outdoor enthusiasts from

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Introducing: Greetings from Fracked Colorado Series

Colorado Rising for Communities announces the new “Greetings from Fracked Colorado” Postcard Series. Colorado is known around the world for the outdoor, healthy lifestyle that we project.  For generations, we’ve celebrated and conserved our natural spaces, setting them aside to preserve their beauty and our access to outdoor play. Today, the decisions of a selfish

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CORising for Communities debuts new mini-doc “GasLit” Series

Announced: Colorado Rising for Communities is excited to share the premiere episode of our new mini-documentary web series in honor of Earth Day, 2023!  The Gaslit Series features short documentaries to shine a spotlight on the under-told true unscripted stories of real Coloradans living with the impacts of oil and gas operations. The extraction and

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Letters: Clearing the Air About Methane Emissions and Climate Change

Commentary – Clearing the Air About Methane Emissions and Climate Change Vice President Kamala Harris visited Denver last month to discuss the Biden administration’s efforts to address climate change. The Vice President particularly highlighted the unprecedented federal investments this administration has championed through the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for clean energy initiatives, climate

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CO Rising supports HB23-1294 “Protect Communities from Pollution” bill

5/9/23 UPDATE: the highly anticipated bill, HB23-1294 has finally passed both the House and Senate and is awaiting Gov Polis’ signature.  Maddeningly, the bill was further weakened by multiple amendments in the last days of the legislative session (details HERE).   4/21/23 UPDATE:  unfortunately, under pressure from Gov. Polis, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce & business special

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Arapahoe County Commissioners Vote Down O&G Moratorium

At their 4/11/23 meeting today, the Arapahoe County Commissioners voted 3 to 2 against an oil and gas moratorium that would have paused any new drilling permit submittals and allowed the County time to develop amendments to further protect public health, safety, air, and water quality.  ARTICLE: Arapahoe County Votes Down Moratorium on Lowry oil and

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