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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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

A half-century later, the environmental movement returns to its roots

By Joel Dyer
It’s been more than four decades since the first Earth Day event held on April 22, 1970. And since that time it is fair to say that the environmental movement has had its ups and downs.
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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, April 4,2013

Media madness

As influence of news, other media grows, new concerns arise over its impact on our culture

By Joel Dyer
Things have certainly changed since media critic Jerry Mander made the above observation, but not as much as we’d like to think. Thanks to computers and the Internet, we now have more screens from which to get our secondary, mediated messages, and we now spend even more of our time substituting them for input from the real world.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Injection rejection: How disposal drilling could backfire

As science catches up to oil and gas drilling, a disturbing picture is emerging

By Joel Dyer
Some of the research that has been done recently reveals that injecting liquids into deep disposal wells at high pressure can and does cause earthquakes.
Thursday, March 28,2013

The Wildflower in spring

Spring concerts at Wildflower Pavilion kick off with Whitewater Ramble’s CD release

By Joel Dyer
To hear Sites tell it, musical schizophrenia is just another day at the office for Whitewater Ramble.
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