In Case You Missed It – Important News Stories from the Last Few Weeks (4/11/14)

April 11, 2014 –

From time to time, we’re going to bring you some relevant news clips about what CHC has been up to, new reports or studies, and oil and gas development in the region or from across Colorado and the country. Here’s a few clips from the last few weeks and links to learn more.

LA Times: Federal government looks at methane restrictions
It’s about time that the federal government takes a look at methane restrictions for oil and gas activities.  Citizens for a Healthy Community and our partners have long been calling for cracking down on air pollution from oil and gas. READ MORE.

Climate Central: Fracking the USA – New Map Shows 1 Million Oil, Gas Wells
Check out these maps for a shocking view of the mountain west’s oil and gas spills, wells, and pits near you. READ MORE.

National Park Traveler: Dinosaur National Monument monitors air quality
This remote region regularly surpassed national air pollution standards last winter.Oil and gas production in Utah is the likely culprit. READ MORE.

Post Independent: The BLM will analyze 65 controversial leases in the White River National Forest
The BLM recently announced that it plans to analyze a total of 65 leases issued under a 1993 U.S. Forest Service environmental analysis, which the federal Board of Land Appeals determined to be deficient.The BLM is not only evaluating controversial leases in the Thompson Divide area but 40 other leases that were issued at the same time.  READ MORE.

Huffington Post: Fracked Gas Exports will Leave U.S. Communities in the Dark
The oil and gas industry’s push to fast-track new fracked gas exports to stop a war in Europe is just another industry hoax. They won’t even have the infrastructure to get it there until 2016 and the gas will probably go to Asia.  Read more in The Huffington Post and The New York Times.

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