It’s a simple lesson we all learn as children: when you make a mess, you are responsible for cleaning it up.
Oil and gas
Despite pushback from Republicans, Democratic lawmakers in Colorado passed a bill that expanded access to contraceptives, particularly for undocumented immigrants who often struggle to get basic health services.
Across Colorado towns and counties are passing resolutions supporting President Joe Biden’s executive order to indefinitely pause new oil and gas leases on federal public lands.
I am a medical doctor in Pueblo, specializing in public health, particularly occupational and environmental health. Before COVID forced me to suspend my practice, I evaluated many people with health problems related to their work or pollution in their communities. It was frustrating that all too often the conditions were due to preventable exposures.
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A coalition of environmental advocacy groups and community leaders delivered a letter last Wednesday to Colorado Governor Jared Polis urging him and state leaders to produce a more comprehensive assessment of the oil and gas industry’s impact on climate change — and to phase out oil-and-gas production by 2030.
Drawing on data from Colorado counties, a report released yesterday by Physicians for Social Responsibility warns that pollution from oil and gas extraction may increase rates of COVID-19 infection and death.
A report released last Tuesday by the environmental group 350 Colorado found that 70% of the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions stem from the oil and gas industry.
Now that Occidental Petroleum has finalized its $38 billion takeover of Anadarko, Oxy must answer whether, in addition to assets and employees, it acquired Anadarko’s stated commitment to work with state regulators to move common sense, urgently needed rules to cut methane leaks and releases from industry operations.
Environmental activists with the Boulder Sunrise Movement held a rally Tuesday outside of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s (D-CO) office calling on him to support the environmental resolution known as the Green New Deal.