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Old 11-13-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Colorado No. 2 in carcinogen-laced "fracking" fluids - The Denver Post
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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You got to "pay to play". There are no easy answers to our energy issues. The reality is, the cheap (easy to get to) oil and gas are long gone. Without fracturing we're screwed.
It's now a necessity, we have no choice.
I worked on the oil rigs in the Northwest Territories. RP
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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You got to "pay to play". There are no easy answers to our energy issues. The reality is, the cheap (easy to get to) oil and gas are long gone. Without fracturing we're screwed.
It's now a necessity, we have no choice.
I worked on the oil rigs in the Northwest Territories. RP
I think you're right in that there are no easy answers because most of the easy to get to oil and gas are long gone. On the other hand, we always choices -- more development of wind power, solar power, nuclear power.
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Fracking scares me, a lot. I have just heard way too many news stories about cancer clusters and other health issues once fracking starts. I don't care how "safe" they are now or that they clean it 100%, I don't believe it.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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Fracking scares me, a lot. I have just heard way too many news stories about cancer clusters and other health issues once fracking starts. I don't care how "safe" they are now or that they clean it 100%, I don't believe it.
Well, and if they think it is safe and they're wrong, the consequences are huge and next to impossible to fix, from what I understand.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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EPA: High groundwater benzene in Wyo. gas field (http://trib.com/news/state-and-local/epa-high-groundwater-benzene-in-wyo-gas-field/article_81719c0e-f7f2-5dfd-a47d-c46f50ecee58.html - broken link)
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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Big news: EPA now says fracking is likely to blame for Pavillion, Wyo.'s polluted groundwater. Strongest cause-and-effect statement from the EPA yet. http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/ef35bd26a80d6ce3852579600065c94e?OpenDocument
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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Than what is YOUR solution to our dependence on fossil fuels? RP
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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Than what is YOUR solution to our dependence on fossil fuels? RP
No, let's not repeat several such threads that always turn into discussions of alternatives.

Let's keep this thread focused on BL Ranch and local issues.

Question then becomes: is there a way to prevent the pollution seen elsewhere and regardless of the answer to that question the follow-up question is what could/should our local leaders do about it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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Since BL Ranch is the topic, as defined by the moderator, I have a question.

Is this the area they are discussing?

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That seems awfully close to town. What is going to happen in development in that area, and how might the fracking impact it? Would it impact the Cimarron Hills? Does Cimarron get a reputation as too far east? It is one of the areas my wife and I were strongly considering and it appears to be very close to the BL ranch. I'd rather not live right on top of the controversy and zoning challenges or extra traffic.

Thanks.
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