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Old 11-07-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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Is anyone really that concerned about the proposed fracking just east of the city? Reducing our reliance on foreign oil is the real issue.
DRILLING IS A FRACKING DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN! - Side Streets : Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Fracking is a disaster anywhere close to population.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Is anyone really that concerned about the proposed fracking just east of the city? Reducing our reliance on foreign oil is the real issue.
I don't see how this reduces our dependence on foreign oil as we're talking about natural gas, not oil. Even if it did, though, we have finite supplies of hydrocarbon-based fuels on this planet. I'd rather see us hoard ours as long as possible...as long as foreign oil/gas is so ridiculously cheap (even when you factor in the cost of the wars that go along with it, it's still really cheap), buy as much as we can from other countries. When they start to run dry, then we're sitting on a repository to help our country out when it'll need it the most. Of course ideally we'd pursue energy efficiency instead, but oh well.

So yes, I'm concerned about tracking, not just because of probable groundwater contamination, but because I feel it places a priority on short term profits instead of long term stability in this country (i.e., using fossil fuels is a threat to our stability as they WILL run out, hence anything that makes that cheaper and more likely to be used is a threat).
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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The truth is that the new rule allows companies to claim trade secret protections and avoid disclosing what chemicals they are using to frack. It's a giant loophole. There's no way for citizens to challenge these trade secret designations.

Also, the larger point is that the state has abdicated their responsibility to protect Coloradans--meaning that local municipalities cannot ban fracking, and the state is not regulating it sufficiently. We're stuck between a rock and a hard place.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Just my opinion but I think this is the best possible development for the Banning Lewis Ranch.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Is anyone really that concerned about the proposed fracking just east of the city? Reducing our reliance on foreign oil is the real issue.
DRILLING IS A FRACKING DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN! - Side Streets : Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
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RP
Why exactly can't both the environmental issues AND reducing our reliance on foreign oil be significant issues?
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:12 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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Fracking is a disaster anywhere close to population.
Your defintion is population may differ from mine. Why anyone chooses to live that far east is beyond me..
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Your defintion is population may differ from mine. Why anyone chooses to live that far east is beyond me..
I think that is one of the reasons the development when bankrupt in the first place. Personally if I was going to live in Colorado Springs I could live north, west and downtown but I would never live that far east. I don't care how cheap it was.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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No, one of the reasons it bankrupted is the recession and the couple years or so of halted development is the housing market. People love to live out there.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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'Fracking' chemical found in town's aquifer - US news - Environment - msnbc.com
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