Today, the group Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting and Outdoors (HECHO), launched a new advertising campaign encouraging Interior Department Sec. Sally Jewell to protect Western traditions and recreation opportunities by ensuring a balanced approach to oil and gas development. The ads coincide with Sec. Jewell’s first major speech aimed at land conservation issues – held today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.Read More
Hoy el grupo HECHO (Hispanos disfrutando el camping, la caza y la recreación al aire libre) como se conoce por sus siglas en inglés, lanzó una campaña de publicidad animando a la secretaria del interior Sally Jewell para que proteja las tradiciones del oeste y la oportunidad de recreación garantizando un enfoque equilibrado entre la explotación del gas y el petróleo y la conservación de la naturaleza.
La publicidad coincide con el primer gran discurso de Jewell, encaminado al tema de la conservación de la tierra, que se llevará a cabo hoy en el Club de Prensa Nacional en Washington D.C.Read More
One of the biggest onshore spills in recent history went unreported to the public for more than a week because of the federal government shutdown. 865,200 gallons (20,000 barrels) of fracked oil gushed out of a Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline in North Dakota. The spill was discovered on September 29th, but the U.S. National Response Center wasn't able to report the spill until October 8th.Read More
Chris Bergen is principal of his firm Altis Energy Services, and is a developer of wind and solar power projects throughout the U.S. with a regional focus on the Rocky Mountains and Desert Southwest. His op-ed on the need for balance between conservation and energy needs is below:Read More
Today, Hispanic leaders and elected officials announced the formation of a new national Hispanic sportsmen organization – the first national group to advocate for Hispanics in the debate over energy development and conservation on public lands.
The new organization will be called HECHO – Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting & Outdoors – which in Spanish means “action” as well as “fact”.Read More
Plans to drill 2,000 square miles of land in Utah for drilling have been met with resistance from groups who want to preserve the Swell, an area of untouched geological formations in Utah also popular for recreational hiking and canyoneering. The auctioneering of hundreds of parcels in the area is a slap to the face to the many visitors who want to preserve the area for their own recreation use and that of future generations.Read More
After children in a Southside community Los Angeles reported an unusual pattern of nosebleeds and respiratory ailments, community residents soon discovered a nearby operation of oil production hidden behind a 12 foot wall. The energy company has pumped up production by 400 percent since 2009 causing the increased efforts to mask the nearby neighborhoods in a heavy stench of gas.Read More
The recent floods in Colorado have been disastrous to many communities and have caused millions of dollars in damages with repair time estimated to take several months. However, the situation is more serious than water damage as more than 20 thousand gallons of oil have spilled oil and gas drilling operations, one in particular near South Platte River just North of Denver.Read More