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“Climate Champion” Governor Announces He Will Veto Climate Change Bill SB-200

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2021 Contact: Joe Salazar 303.895.7044 joe@corising.org “Climate Champion” Governor Announces He Will Veto Climate Change Bill SB-200 Governor Jared Polis Fails to Deliver on His Renewables and Climate Campaign Promises DENVER, CO, April 29, 2021 – Governor Jared Polis announced to a conservative newspaper that he will veto SB- 200,

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Coloradans Endangered by State Pollution Control Manager’s “At All Costs” Permit Approvals

Coloradans Endangered by State Pollution Control Manager’s “At All Costs” Permit Approvals Colorado Rising Calls on Attorney General to Conduct Independent Investigation Into the Air Pollution Control Divison’s Unlawful Actions While Putting the Public at Risk for Years DENVER, CO, April 2nd, 2021 – In a complaint recently filed by whistleblowers to the U.S. Environmental

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Colorado Oil &Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Approves 2,000 Foot Setbacks

COGCC Loopholes Still Allow Oil and Gas Operators to Endanger Communities and Environment.   COGCC Loopholes Still Allow Oil and Gas Operators to Endanger Communities and Environment DENVER, CO, November 23, 2020 – Today, COGCC commissioners finalized a 2,000–foot setback rule for new oil and gas operations to be placed away from homes, schools, and

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Boulder County District Court Rules Against Longmont Fracking Ban

Boulder County District Court Rules Against Longmont Fracking Ban Community Will Continue to Fight. Appeal Imminent. DENVER, CO, November 2, 2020 – Today, the Boulder County District Court ruled against Longmont’s fracking ban. In 2012, Longmont voters overwhelmingly approved a charter amendment (Article XVI) to ban fracking within city limits. Soon after, the oil &

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Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Discusses Proposed 2,000 ft. Setback

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Discusses Proposed 2,000 ft. Setback Commission’s Final Vote Could Protect Communities from the Impacts of Oil and Gas Development DENVER, CO, September 14, 2020 –Last week, the COGCC Commission discussed the possibility of its final proposed rules requiring a 2,000-foot setback for oil and gas development from homes,

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Colorado Rising Responds to Extraction Oil and Gas Company’s Bankruptcy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2020 Contact: Rafael Espinoza 303-598-0209, rafael@corising.org   Colorado Rising Responds to Extraction Oil and Gas Company’s Bankruptcy Colorado Rising’s Litigation Efforts Continue to Halt Permit Applications, Keeping Oil and Gas in Check   DENVER, CO, June 15, 2020 – At midnight, Extraction Oil & Gas (XOG) filed for Chapter 11

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Colorado Rising Appoints Interim Director of Communications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2020 Contact: Rafael Espinoza 303-598-0209, rafael@corising.org Colorado Rising Appoints Interim Director of Communications Marine and Media Veteran to expand outreach and awareness efforts for Colorado Rising. DENVER, CO, April 28, 2020 – Rafael Espinoza has been named Interim Director of Communications and Marketing for Colorado Rising, a Colorado-based non-profit whose

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Colorado Rising Responds to $18.25 Million Fine for Firestone Tragedy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2020 Contacts: Anne Lee Foster: 757-870-5102, anneleefoster@gmail.com ***PRESS RELEASE*** Colorado Rising Responds to $18.25 Million Fine for Firestone Tragedy DENVER, COLORADO – Today, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission announced it is seeking an $18.25 million penalty, against Kerr McGee, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum. The penalty for the

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Colorado Oil and Gas Association Responds to Declaratory Action to Reinstate Fracking Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2020 Contacts: Anne Lee Foster: 757-870-5102, anneleefoster@gmail.com ***PRESS RELEASE*** Colorado Oil and Gas Association Responds to Declaratory Action to Reinstate Fracking Ban Industry can’t get their story straight on what the law allows LONGMONT, CO – Yesterday, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) responded to Our Longmont’s and Food

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City of Longmont Responds to Declaratory Action to Reinstate Fracking Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2020 Contacts: Anne Lee Foster: 757-870-5102, anneleefoster@gmail.com ***PRESS RELEASE*** City of Longmont Responds to Declaratory Action to Reinstate Fracking Ban City admits many of the allegations in the Complaint LONGMONT, CO – Today, the City of Longmont responded to Our Longmont’s and Food & Water Watch’s declaratory judgment action asking

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