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Thursday, May 30,2013

Failure to extend drilling moratorium sparks talk of recall election for commissioners

By Joel Dyer
If the emails crossing my screen these days are to be believed, then last week's vote by the Boulder County commissioners to allow the county's moratorium on oil and gas drilling to expire is shaping up to be the Lexington/Concord of the great fracking showdown.
Thursday, May 23,2013

Hiding behind the flag

How the oil and gas industry exploits patriotism to screw America

By Joel Dyer
Every time I drive by a drilling rig with an American flag attached to it I want to tear it down and hand-deliver it, along with a few choice words, to the industry marketing jerk who signed the order to put it there.
Thursday, May 9,2013

The bad news: Hickenlooper is not delusional

By Joel Dyer
Colorado’s Republi … Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper was in Boulder a few days back speaking at the FrackingSENSE lecture series that the University of Colorado puts on. As is the norm for the governor these days, he spent a fair amount of time bemoaning his reputation as a puppet of the oil and gas industry.
Thursday, May 2,2013

What’s wrong with this picture?

By Joel Dyer
Two pro-gun-rights billboards have recently gone up in Greeley and they’re causing quite a stir, as in you can read about them in The Washington Post kind of stir. But why have a couple of political signs sparked so much controversy and who is paying for them?
Thursday, April 25,2013

Colorado 'promotes' natural-gas catastrophe that now threatens Colorado River

By Joel Dyer
Parachute Creek is now officially contaminated with cancer-causing benzene and heaven knows what else.
Thursday, April 18,2013

'Monsanto Protection Act' is more sinister than it appears

By Joel Dyer
As we recently reported, a last-minute rider was slipped into HR 933, the 240-page spending bill signed by President Barack Obama on March 26. The bill was designed as an emergency measure to prevent a government shutdown, but as it turned out, it also made a pretty good Trojan horse for the biotech industry.
Thursday, February 21,2013

Hickenlooper’s drinking problem

By Joel Dyer
There’s more than one way to lie. You can knowingly offer up false information as truth, or you can offer up little pieces of a story while leaving out other parts of the tale in order to convey a false impression without actually stating an inaccurate fact.
Thursday, February 7,2013

The new era of conspiracy thinking

Why people die when we talk about gun control

By Joel Dyer
I believe there is a darker side to our current gun conversation. The elephant in the room is the impact that the gun control debate is having on the conspiracy-driven anti-government movement.
Thursday, January 31,2013

A 1,000-week conversation

By Joel Dyer
It’s hard for me to believe that Boulder Weekly has gone to press a thousand times. It’s also hard for me to believe that I was here for the very first issue nearly 20 years ago.
Thursday, December 13,2012

Defining the real 'goons' in Boulder's fracking debate

By Joel Dyer
As you may recall, the last Boulder County commissioners meeting got a bit rowdy, as anti-fracking advocates disrupted the meeting with chants and heckling aimed at an Encana employee who came to present commissioners with the industry’s take on things.