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Radioactive Costs of Oil & Gas

November 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

The growing threat of radioactivity inside the oil and gas industry is increasing companies’ cost of doing business as well as the financial risk to states with inadequate bonding and financial assurance. In Colorado, regulators are updating financial assurance rules, but the latest draft rules fail to secure adequate bonding or include rising costs to deal with oil and gas radioactivity.

Colorado is a critical state in achieving necessary standards for bonding across the USA.

At an online event scheduled for Monday, November 8th, 2021 at 3:00pm MST, experts will present detailed analysis of the link between the growing financial burden of oil and gas wells, the radioactive nature of the oil and gas industry, and policy solutions. To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HgucI2RqSM6BQ63nCg7YCg.



Melissa is a(n) policy expert on oil and gas waste, co-founding journalist at Public Herald, and award-winning filmmaker (INVISIBLE HAND; TRIPLE DIVIDE [REDACTED]). Her work has appeared in NPR Marketplace, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Forbes, Yes! Magazine, and books by authors such as Pulitzer Prize winner Eliza Griswold.


Justin is an award-winning investigative journalist responsible for exposing the truth about radioactivity in the oil and gas industry. His work includes the breaking expose in Rolling Stone, “America’s Radioactive Secret” (2020) and other stories published by National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, Popular Mechanics, Orion, Oxford American, Audubon, and others. 


Weston served as an environmental engineer of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 30 years in Denver, Colorado. In 2004, Wison blew the whistle on the EPA’s “scientifically unsound” analysis of hydraulic fracturing, exposing conflict of interest and agency behavior “contrary to the purposes of the law.” He is now Science Advisor for Be The Change – Colorado.