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Fracktured Erie

Fracktured Erie

It’s showdown time. This morning, Boulder County’s five-year ban on new oil and gas development officially expired. In its place, new rules governing oil and gas development in the county will take effect, which county commissioners say are the “strongest set of regulations on oil and gas development in the State of Colorado.” Oil and […]

FRACTURED, Part V: Trouble in Triple Creek

FRACTURED, Part V: Trouble in Triple Creek

Colorado’s new rules fail to protect neighborhood residents from the impacts of oil and gas drilling. It was Sept. 27, and the room was game-day tense. Greeley residents Lowell Lewis, Nelly Morales and Dawn Stein sat near the lawyer representing their neighborhood group at a meeting with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). […]

Unacceptable Risk – Firefighters on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Unacceptable Risk – Firefighters on the Front Lines of Climate Change

“On a day-to-day basis, we’re being surprised. And in this business, surprise is what kills people.” So says Don Whittemore, a career firefighter who has battled many of Colorado’s epic fires over the past two decades. The Story Group recorded the experiences of Whittemore and other firefighters who are repeatedly responding to record-breaking wildfires. Human-caused […]