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Protecting Communities from Air Pollution Bill Introduced

4/10/23The Protecting Communities from Air Pollution Act bill was finally introduced in the Colorado State House on Monday.   Here are some pictures from CO Rising that we took at the bill’s press conference with Representative Jennifer Bacon. For over a decade, Colorado’s ozone problem has worsened, putting public health at risk. Oil and gas operations are

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CO Rising supports Youth Lobby Day

4/6/23 Getting to work in Colorado’s Capitol with our youth, helping them learn to advocate for their planet!   CO Rising is grateful for the partnership with Journey Through Our Heritage from Metro State University, Protégete, Mi Familia Vota, New Era Colorado, GreenLatinos,  Environmental Learning for Kids, Chispa LCV, and The Weekly Issue El Semanario to make

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McWhinney withdraws one of two fracking permits in Loveland

GREAT NEWS!  We have just learned that Troy McWhinney has withdrawn the drilling permit for one of the two fracking pads that is threatening Loveland’s Centerra community. It appears that the development company plans to put retail, mixed use and residential buildings there instead of drilling rigs.  The fact that McWhinney’s oil and gas extraction plans

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Colorado Fiscal Institute Report on Colorado’s O&G Costs & Benefits

The 1/5/23 Report from the CFI on the Costs and Benefits of Oil and Gas in Colorado found the following:  (read the full report here) The oil and gas extraction industry, along with the pipeline construction and transportation industries and support industries for oil and gas make up just 1.8% of total wages in the

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Winter Outdoor series
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Recap: Outdoor Series “Winter” a Huge Success!

2/23/23 Event Recap: Over 100 people showed up to have a beer, bite & real conversation at Patagonia Denver’s store for an important “Party with a Purpose” in collaboration with Protect Our Winters and Colorado Rising for Communities. The event brought together expert voices from the scientific, environmental economics, and outdoor adventure community to share

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Update: Our Fight Against the Uinta Basin Oil Trains

Colorado Rising has joined the fight to prevent the construction of the Uinta Basin Railway which would enable the transport of heated crude oil traincars through Utah and Colorado.  Here is some background and what we’ve been up to: We have created multiple action alerts encouraging our supporters to send their comments to President Biden,

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Report from the 1/28/23 Aurora Community Forum

Titled – Update from the front lines in Aurora – Report from the Community Forum held on 1/28/23: Thank you for joining Save the Aurora Reservoir (STAR), Colorado Rising, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Colorado Sierra Club at the Lowry Ranch Drilling Plan Community Forum on 1/28/23!  Here are some Community Forum Resources: Here

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Letters: Loveland Fracking

Titled – Let’s Protect Loveland From Fracking Please urge our city councilors and Mayor Marsh to deny any future fracking permits being set forth by Troy McWhinney, et al. As residents of this city, we need to hold City Councilmembers Foley, Overcash, Fogle, McFall, Mallo and Olson accountable for their votes in support of fracking

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Fracking & Health

Many residents are protesting the proposed fracking in Southeast Loveland and justifiably so.  Being right in our backyards, it would seriously endanger people, animals, the ecosystem, and our planet.   As a health professional and member of Physicians For Social Responsibility, I’m obligated to share the article “2000 Studies Show Fracking Causes Severe Harm to Human Health” recently

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Letters: McWhinney, Centerra and fracking

Titled – McWhinney, Centerra and fracking Last year, we purchased a home in the Lakes at Centerra area in Loveland, a McWhinney-developed community that boasts a “sustainable lifestyle”. The co-located High Plains Environmental Center carries the coveted “Certified Wild” designation from the National Wildlife Federation. Three lakes are nearby, and the paths and wildlife around

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