“WildEarth Guardians to File Suit Against Oil and Gas Industry For Extensive Clean Air Violations Along Colorado’s Front Range” – WildEarth Guardians

Press Release from WildEarth Guardians, 2/19/19

“WildEarth Guardians today put seven oil and gas companies on notice that it intends to file suit over extensive clean air violations at several fracking facilities located along Colorado’s Front Range. In total, the companies face more than $1.3 billion in penalties.”

“’The oil and gas industry is willfully violating our clean air laws at a massive scale along Colorado’s Front Range,’ said Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program Director. ‘With our health at risk, we can’t afford to let fracking companies keep trouncing our clean air.’”

“At issue is the oil and gas industry’s practice of drilling and fracking oil and gas wells before obtaining legally required air pollution permits.”

“Today’s notices target some of the worst offenders. They include Noble Energy, Extraction Oil and Gas, Crestone Resources, Great Western Operating, Mallard Exploration, PDC Energy, and Bonanza Creek Energy, all major producers along Colorado’s Front Range.”

The press release includes a link to the map of the facilities here http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=f75717b614c942678eed57a64ce4a5f6&extent=-105.8622,39.9211,-102.9976,40.9579