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"Ban Fracking" Groups Target New Colorado Task Force

Anti-energy activists – including Anthony Ingraffea, the New York-based star of the Gasland movies – are continuing their “ban fracking” campaign in Colorado by seeking roles on a new oil and natural gas task force.The “blue ribbon” task...

Posted September 3, 2014    

Colorado Town to East Coast Anti-Fracking Activists: You're Wrong

Local officials in Erie, Colo., are pushing back hard against a national environmental group for misrepresenting the outcome of a failed “ban fracking” campaign in their town. The officials say the Massachusetts-based group has “ignored or misstated...

Posted July 27, 2014    

Votes Show Strong Support for Colorado Energy, Rejection of Anti-Fracking Activism

Whether you’re in Loveland, Denver or even the nation’s capital, the events of the past two weeks have proved once more that Coloradans from across the political spectrum support homegrown energy production and all the benefits that go with it. In...

Posted July 5, 2014    

More Scrutiny for National Groups, Big Donors Funding Colorado 'Ban Fracking' Campaign

In recent months, Energy In Depth Mountain States has exposed the national activist organizations and ultra-rich donors who are pushing local and statewide campaigns to ban oil and gas development in Colorado.We have also chronicled how Washington,...

Posted June 20, 2014    

Colorado Anti-Fracking Activism: A Game for Millionaires and Billionaires

San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer is reportedly interested in bankrolling “ban fracking” activists in Colorado. This is just the latest evidence of national environmental groups and the ultra-rich playing extreme political games with our economy...

Posted May 2, 2014    

Colorado Health Department Disavows Activists' Favorite Fracking Researchers

State public health officials in Colorado have publicly disavowed the latest paper from a team of researchers whose work is routinely cited by political activist groups that want to ban hydraulic fracturing.In fact, the public could “easily be...

Posted February 5, 2014    

'Ban Fracking' Activists Go Local Because They Are Losing Everywhere Else

[Author’s note: This post was originally published on the Energy In Depth website on Nov. 5 before polls closed. Since then, unofficial election returns show oil and gas development bans were defeated in the Ohio cities of Youngstown and Bowling...

Posted November 8, 2013    

'Climate Warrior' Jeff Immelt Corrects Activists on Gas and Renewables

For years, professional activist groups have tried to ban hydraulic fracturing by claiming this six-decade-old technology is “inherently unsafe [and] can’t be made safer through government oversight or regulations.” It’s a loser of an argument,...

Posted November 5, 2013    

Obama EPA Debunks Activists Who Played Politics with Tragic Floods

Comments from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the recovery and clean-up efforts following Colorado’s historic floods directly contradict the fear mongering of environmental activists who have played politics with this tragedy since...

Posted October 9, 2013