October 2, 2013 – Radioactive Water Streaming Out of Pennsylvania Fracking Waste Site
September 18, 2013 - Flooded oil and gas wells spark fears of contamination in Colorado
August 20, 2013 - The Fracking Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost
July 19, 2013 - Former Mobil VP Warns of Fracking and Climate Change
The fracking that’s going on right now is the real wake-up call on just what extreme lengths are required to pull oil or gas out of the ground now that most of the conventional reservoirs have been exploited – at least those that are easy to access.
Coloradoan Opinion Piece by Rep. Jared Polis
Communities must have power to rule on fracking”
We agree with Rep. Polis. We support a state-wide ballot measure for local control to allow communities to decide for themselves whether they want oil & gas drilling in their neighborhood.
Fracking Protesters Follow Hickenlooper to Aspen
Victory at Boulder City Council on June 4, 2013. City of Boulder Approves One-Year Moratorium on Fracking. Supporters overflow into the lobby of the municipal building (see photo right). Link to Daily Camera story.
On Tuesday, May 7, Boulder City Council members directed City Attorney Tom Carr to draft an ordinance calling for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the City of Boulder.
Link to Daily Camera story.
KGNU reporter Jim Pullen interviews Colorado residents whose health has been affected by fracking. The following material originally broadcast on KGNU has been edited by Frack Free Boulder.
April 10, 2013 Boulder Daily Camera Guest Commentary
In debate, Commissioner Elise Jones beats Governor Hickenlooper over Hydraulic Fracturing
“Fracking is like playing Russian roulette with our public health.”
- Commissioner Jones
Link to April 10, 2013 Op-Ed by Frack Free Boulder’s Neshama Abraham
“Externalities of shale: Road Damage”, originally published in Energy Policy Forum, April 4, 2013
Imagine how difficult it would be for oil and gas operators if to drill wells they had to put in their own infrastructure and maintain it at their cost? Maybe it’s time for a user tax on oil and gas operators so cities don’t get stuck with the road repair cost.
March 29, 2013 – Denver Post story about “Benzene from gas plant leak polluting groundwater”
Neshama Abraham of Frack Free Boulder commented on the above Denver Post story about water contamination from the still uncontrolled ongoing leak from a fracked well near Parachute Creek, Colorado.
January 24, 2013 – Boulder Daily Camera “County Commissioners Extend Moratorium on Oil and Gas Development”
January 17, 2013 – Boulder Daily Camera “CU-Boulder – NOAA study uncovers oil and gas emission’s ‘chemical signature’“
January 13, 2013 - Boulder Daily Camera - Guest Commentary “Time for Boulder to Ban Fracking” by Neshama Abraham of Frack Free Boulder
January 5, 2013 - Boulder Daily Camera Op-Ed “Facts on Fracking” by Sam Schabacker of Food & Water Watch
January 4, 2013 - Coal Country The Blog - “High Methane leakage rates from gas fields.”
January 2013 - Nature – The January edition of this scientific journal reports on “Methane leaks erode green credentials of natural gas”
December 31, 2012 - From Here to There Blog
June 20, 2012 – Boulder Daily Camera “Report: Volume of water used for fracking in Colorado could serve 79,000 households a year“