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Pine Ridge Fire, CO and Natural Gas Drilling

The Pine Ridge fire in western Colorado near De Beque grew rapidly since our post last week, but responders report that they’ve got it 65% contained today.  Some rare good news during this fierce fire season out West.  Drought, poor snowpack, shorter winters, warmer temperatures and widespread tree die-off due to insect infestations are creating […]

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Measuring the Direct Landscape Impact of Natural Gas Drilling

Gas-drilling activity on the Pinedale Anticline, October 2005. Pinedale, Wyoming: the Pinedale Anticline natural-gas field is one of the largest tight-gas sandstone reservoirs in the Greater Green River Basin of southwest Wyoming. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) controls 80% of the mineral rights in the 198,034-acre area. In 2008 the BLM proposed a […]

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Natural Gas Drilling Boom Heads East

All you folks living in the mid-Atlantic: intensive Western-style drilling for natural gas is ramping up big-time in your neighborhood. One of the hottest targets is a geological formation known as the Devonian-age Marcellus Shale, which lies underneath a vast area encompassing the Southern Tier of New York, western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, and much […]

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Drilling Fluid “Waterfall” in Colorado – Natural Gas Not So Clean

Been hearing a lot lately about how “clean” natural gas is as an energy source. Well… the Colorado Department of Natural Resources just learned about four spills of waste drilling fluids into Garden Gulch, a tributary of West Parachute Creek in western Colorado. There is intensive drilling for natural gas occurring throughout the area around […]