EPA head says agency looking for Oklahoma pollution source

PAWHUSKA, Okla. –  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says the agency is looking for the source of pollution at a contaminated creek in Osage County.

Pruitt, Oklahoma’s former attorney general, visited the contaminated Bird Creek Friday to discuss the agency’s efforts to determine the source of the pollution and correct it.



Exxon Loses Appeal to Keep Auditor Records Secret in Climate Fraud Investigation


ExxonMobil lost its appeal on Tuesday to keep records held by its auditors away from the New York attorney general’s climate fraud probe.

The documents could afford a candid—and perhaps damaging—glimpse into Exxon‘s private calculations of the business risks posed by climate change. They could contain anything from a smoking gun email to plodding, yet revealing, discussions related to Exxon’s posture on global warming, including whether the company was adequately calculating climate change risks for investors. Exxon still has another opportunity to appeal.


Leaking natural gas well near Sterling prompts evacuations

PUBLISHED: May 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm | UPDATED: May 26, 2017 at 2:48 pm

A leaking natural gas well in far northeastern Colorado has prompted evacuations that could stretch into the weekend.

Kyle Moulton, the emergency manager for Logan County, said the leak started around 5:30 p.m. Thursday when a well at the East Cheyenne Gas Storage facility, which is near the town of Peetz, suffered a blowout. There was no explosion or fire associated with the blowout, Moulton said, and no one was injured in the incident.

But the growing plume of natural gas forced authorities to order evacuations for a two-mile radius around the facility. The evacuation order affected about 25 people, Moulton said.


Join us for an evening of music, performance, dancing and speakers to beneift The Boulder County Protectors.

East Boulder County United

Boulder County Protectors







We are full steam ahead with our mission to protect Boulder County from fracking!



Join us for an evening of music, performance, dancing and speakers to beneift The Boulder County Protectors. 

Want to help ban fracking? Come out to learn about how The Boulder County Protectors intend to ban fracking through community rights, The Climate Bill of Rights and direct action.

All proceeds will go towards The Boulder County Protector’s Legal Defense Fund to support people on the front lines of the fight to stop fracking from coming into Boulder County.

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Time: 7 – 11 (Doors open at 6:45)

Location: Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place, 2027 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

Ticket Prices:
$20 tickets until June 16
$25 tickets from June 17 – 29
$30 tickets at the door

Line-up for the Benefit Concert for The Boulder County Protectors

Tierro and Bridgette Law from Elephant Revival

Opening prayer with Doug Good Feather

Las Curanderas with Shaela Noella and Friends

Elena Holly Klaver

Blues on the Lamb with John Lamb

Heyoka Radical Theater

Shamanic Dolls with Anastacia Dadashpour, Maria Flegas and Kristin McLean

Bethy Love Light

+ Speakers to be announced on banning fracking in Boulder County

Please plan to enjoy Shine Restaurant’s delicious, amazing food and drink!

The Boulder County Protectors are a group of citizens who advocate for a total ban on fracking, work for the passage of the Climate Bill of Rights in Boulder and are trained in direct action to protect our climate. We offer trainings in non-violent direct action, outreach and organization to put an end to fracking. Money raised from this benefit will go towards our legal defense fund to protect Boulder County Protectors who are standing up against fracking. Join us and demand an end to fracking in Boulder County and beyond.



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$30 tickets at the door



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Opec oil producers poised to extend production cuts

The world’s major oil countries will almost certainly extend production cuts by a further nine months at a crunch meeting this week, though they are thought highly unlikely to toughen the curbs.

A landmark deal by Opec and non-Opec members, including Russia, to reduce output by 1.8m barrels a day and shore up the oil price, is due to expire at the end of June.


How a Small Town Is Standing Up to Fracking


On October 24th, 2012, several agents from Pennsylvania General Energy, an oil-and-gas exploration company, met privately with local officials from the rural western Pennsylvania community of Grant Township. Fracking was booming in Pennsylvania, and PGE had been trucking tens of thousands of gallons of fracking wastewater to faraway injection wells in Ohio. Developing an injection well somewhere in Pennsylvania could save the company around $2 million a year, and Grant Township, a swath of woods and hayfields slightly larger than Manhattan and populated by a mere 741 people, seemed like an especially good spot.


Editorial: Did Anadarko overplay its hand?

Control produces confidence. Unchecked, confidence metastasizes into overconfidence and smugness, which opens the door to challengers, which starts the process all over again. This is a succinct history of American business, or what capitalist theoreticians call creative destruction, and, to some extent, American politics as well.

It is the risk Colorado’s oil and gas industry runs today. Having used its cash and political might to lock up all three branches of state government, having foreclosed even citizen initiatives at the ballot box, it grew fat and happy. It grew smug. It took to lecturing the people of Colorado who dared to question the presence of dangerous industrial operations in residential neighborhoods. It filled the airwaves with propaganda so transparent it carried echoes of Orwell.

And then it blew up a house in Firestone and killed two people.