Environmental Racism

  • Climate Activists Arrested for Disrupting Colorado Governor’s Speech

    January 14, 2020
    UPDATE (1/25/20): The Denver District Attorney’s office said on Thursday that they will seek to dismiss the charges of the 33 people arrested. The five minors who were cited have already had their charges dismissed. Denver, CO – On Thursday, 33 people were arrested at…...
  • EPA to Hear Public Comments in Proposed Uranium Mine in Black Hills

    October 5, 2019
    Hot Springs, SD – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public comment hearing on their two updated draft permits concerning the Dewey Burdock proposed in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium mine and its proposed disposal of treated uranium mining waste fluids into the Minnelusa…...
  • Lawsuit Dropped Against Four Anti-Fracking Activists in CO

    July 4, 2018
    Greeley, CO – On June 20, 2018, the first hearing in the lawsuit by Extraction Oil & Gas took place against four anti-fracking activists (a fifth person made a deal prior to the hearing) stemming from a non-violent direct action on March 8, 2018. The…...
  • Fracking Project Construction Intensifies Next to School

    June 8, 2018
    Greeley, CO – On June 2, 2018, contractors for Denver-based energy company Extraction Oil & Gas began transporting the drilling equipment and oil storage containers to their fracking construction site 1,000 feet from the Bella Romero Academy school building. Only two days later on June…...
  • Oil & Gas Corporation Sues Colorado Anti-Fracking Activists

    April 12, 2018
    Weld County, CO – Around 6 a.m. on March 23, 2018, Cullen Lobe called his manager at the local donut shop where he works to say he was running a little late. His manager informed him that there was someone waiting there for him. Once…...
  • First Lawsuit Hearing for Mobile Home Park Residents Suing Park Owners

    March 2, 2018
    Aurora, CO – On February 23, 2018, residents of Denver Meadows Mobile Home Park, members of 9to5 Colorado, and community members attended the first hearing in a collective lawsuit filed against the park’s owners. The lawsuit alleges that since the time the park’s residents created…...
  • “I’m Very Scared and I’m a Sad Mom”: Commerce City Residents Testify at Suncor Refinery Expansion Hearing

    August 9, 2017
    Commerce City, CO – On Wednesday evening, August 2, 2017, over 100 residents of Commerce City, Colorado, filled the Suncor Energy refinery public hearing for Suncor’s request for modifying their permits (PDF) to allow for more emissions. Unicorn Riot livestreamed the hearing (full video embedded…...