FACTS & RESOURCES

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AIR & WATER

CHC Air Quality Testing Guidebook:

How Oil & Gas Impacted Communities Can Test Air Quality On A Small Budget: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDEBOOK BASED ON THE NORTH FORK VALLEY AIR SAMPLING PROGRAM

 CDPHE Report: Assessment of Potential Public Health Effects from Oil and Gas Operations in Colorado February 21, 2017

The Colorado Department of Public Health published this report finding no significant impact on health from oil and gas operations. This report has been criticized by 18 Democratic representatives citing its lack of peer reviewed research.

 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Misconduct and Hidden Data on Fracking Complaints Uncovered

Webinar explaining investigative study, Parts 1 and 2 of the investigative report, Interactive Map, Complaints Database, Misconduct Spreadsheet.

 Earthworks Colorado Oil and Gas Threat Map

Interactive map to assess air quality health risks from methane emissions. Includes public lands reference.

 Ground Water Threats In Colorado, Fractracker Alliance, September 2016

Scientific studies on the impact of oil and gas chemicals on the endocrine system by  TEDX The Endocrine Disruption Exchange.

 Chemicals in Oil and Gas Operations

Scientific studies on the impact of oil and gas chemicals on the endocrine system by  TEDX The Endocrine Disruption Exchange.

 Hydraulic fracturing water use variability in the United States and potential environmental implications, June 2015

Water volumes used (injected) to hydraulically fracture over 263,859 oil and gas wells drilled between 2000 and 2014 were compiled and used to create the first U.S. map of hydraulic fracturing water use. The USGS found that the highest average hydraulic fracturing water usage is generally correlated with shale gas areas in watersheds across the United States, where the natural reservoir properties influence water use.

 Delta County Hydrology Studies

AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network, 2016 Report

AirWaterGas conducts research and provides information on the effects of unconventional oil and gas development in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.

 When the The Wind Blows: TRACKING TOXIC CHEMICALS IN GAS FIELDS AND IMPACTED COMMUNITIES  by Coming Clean

This study is a follow up to research conducted in 2013– 14, in which the group Pavillion Area Concerned Citizens and nineteen other organizations in six states participated in a community air monitoring program, led by the na- tional environmental health organization Coming Clean, to determine which harmful chemicals might be emitted from oil and gas sites.

Water Contamination From Pavilion Wyoming, Environmental Science and Technology

 

 Fracking Colorado: Illusory Benefits, Hidden Costs,  Food & Water Watch 2013

FOOD

 Produced Water Used to Irrigate Crops In California, Water Defense 2016

Water Defense investigates the use of produced water to irrigate crops in Bakersfield, CA. The water in the video is being used to irrigate conventional and organic crops. Heavy metals and other contaminants can be taken up and accumulated in many plants.

 

 Spills of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals on Agricultural Topsoil: Biodegradation, Sorption, and Co-contaminant Interactions, Environmental Science and Technology 2016

 

 Produced Water for Agricultural Irrigation, Livestock Watering, and Groundwater Recharge in The San Joaquin Valley of California: Preliminary Results, PSE Healthy, 2016 Technical Report

 

 FRACKING AND THE FOOD SYSTEM, Food & Water Watch, May 2016

 

 11% of Organic Farms Within One-Half Mile of Oil and Gas Operations, FracTracker Alliance, September 2015

 

 IMPACTS OF GAS DRILLING ON HUMAN AND ANIMAL HEALTH, NEW SOLUTIONS, Vol. 22(1) 51-77, 2012

 

 

HEALTH

 There’s a World Going on Underground —Infant Mortality and Fracking in Pennsylvania, Journal of Environmental Protection, 2017, 8, 381-393

This study links infant deaths to fracking.

 COMPENDIUM OF SCIENTIFIC, MEDICAL, AND MEDIA FINDINGS DEMONSTRATING RISKS AND HARMS OF FRACKING (UNCONVENTIONAL GAS AND OIL EXTRACTION), Physicians for Social Responsibility, 4th Edition, November 2016

 

 Concerning Zoning and Land Use Request to Allow Hydraulic Fracturing, Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany, 2015

Dr. David O. Carpenter, MD analyzes the health impacts of fracking.

 

 A Public Health Review of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas Development, New York State Department of Public Health, 2014

 

 Impacts of shale gas and shale oil extraction on the environment and on human healthEuropean Parliament, 2011

Federal statutes, regulations, policies and guidelines related to oil and gas operations:

Excellent site by the Natural Resources Law Center at University of Colorado that compiles all the federal laws and regulations relevant to oil and gas development.

 

 Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation in the United States: The Laissez-Faire Approach of the Federal Government and Varying State Regulations, William J. Brady, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

 

 Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

 

 Colorado Landowners Guide to Oil and Gas Development,

 

 Pipeline Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration

Economic Impact Of Natural Gas Development On Delta County, Citizens for a Healthy Community, June 2017.

Fracking Isn’t the Job Creator You Think it Is, New Republic, January 2015.

 

Outdoor Recreation Economy, Outdoor Industry Association, 2012

 

Quiet Recreation on BLM Managed Lands: Economic Contribution, Final Report 2016, EcoNorthwest

 

 Drilling vs. the American Dream: Fracking impacts on property rights and home values, Resource Media, March 14, 2014

 

The fracking/real estate conundrum, Boulder Weekly, December 12, 2013 

 

 Shale Gas Development and the Costs of Groundwater Contamination Risk, Resources for the Future, July 2012; revised March 2013, RFF DP 12-40-REV

 

 Exxon CEO, et al Complaint

 

 Texas judge upholds $3 million fracking verdict, Reuters, July 15, 2014, 

 

 Shale Public Finance: Local government revenues and costs associated with oil and gas development, Daniel Raimi and Richard G. Newell, Duke University Energy Initiative, May 2014 

 

 Colorado’s Piceance basin: Variation in the local public finance effects of oil and gas development, Daniel Raimi and Richard G. Newell, Duke University Energy Initiative, May 2016

 USGS Mancos Shale Report, 2016

 

 Lower 48 Shale Gas Plays, EIA, 2015

 

 

 Hydraulic Fracturing 3D Animation, Trial Exhibits

 

Split Estate:

The movie tells of citizens in the path of the drilling boom in Garfield County and their struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.

 

Gasland:

The movie documents contamination across the country associated with gas drilling and the associated health threats.  The website also includes information on fracking.

 

 Drilling-induced earthquakes may endanger millions in 2016, USGS says, PBS Newshour, March 28, 2016

Delta County Master Plan Revision

 CHC Comment Letter, June 30, 2017

North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan

 CHC Scoping Comment Letter, March 22, 2017

 Colorado Farm and Food Alliance, VOGA, and Slow Food Comments, March 22, 2017

 Colorado Parks and Wildlife Comments, February 21, 2017

 Gunnison County Comments, March 21, 2017

 Delta County Comments, March 22, 2017

 

BLM Draft Resource Management Plan

Comment Letter, November 1, 2016

 

BLM Methane Waste Preservation Rule

 Open Letter to Congress, opposing use of Congressional Review Act to repeal the BLM Methane Waste Preservation Rule, January 27, 2017

Comments on BLM Methane Waste Preservation Rule, April 22, 2016

 

Bull Mountain Final EIS

Comment Letter, August 8, 2016

 

Bull Mountain Draft EIS

Comment Letter, April 16, 2015

 

Lease Auction Sales

 August 2013 Lease Sale, Scoping Comments, December 14, 2012
 August 2012 Lease Sale, Public Comments, February 8, 2012
 August 2012 Lease Sale, Letter to Senators Bennet and Udall, June 25, 2012

North Fork Valley

Interactive Map of North Fork Valley Oil and Gas Activity, as of May 15, 2017. Move between the layers to see existing leases, active wells, abandoned wells, proposed projects such as the NFMMDP, and Bull Mountain, high, medium and low development potential for Delta County, and more.

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Colorado Oil and Gas Activity

 Here’s A Map Of Every Gas Well In the State of Colorado, Denver Post, As of April 27, 2017. Type in your zip code to discover wells near or around you.

 

Local Water Resources

 

 2012 Lease Sale and North Fork Valley Water Sources
 North Fork Valley Area Water Resources Map

North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan & Bull Mountain Proposed MDP

 Watershed and Region
 Existing and Proposed Development
 Game Animal Migration and Habitat

 Crucial Fish and Wildlife Habitat
 NFMMDP Project Map Area
 NFMMDP BLM Map Binder

BLM Draft UFO Resource Management Plan

 BLM’S Preferred Alternative for the Entire Planning Area
 BLM’s Preferred Alternative for the North Fork Valley
 BLM’s Map of the RMP Planning Area

 

Natural Gas Shale Plays

  Lower 48 Shale Play Map

  Fraccidents Map