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Old 08-29-2016, 01:17 AM
 
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I would love to hear opinions from residents on this topic. My husband and I are looking to relocate to the Grand Junction area next summer but I'm a little concerned after reading how prevalent it has become in Colorado. Has this been a problem for anyone? Is there any concern?
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:36 AM
 
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There were some earthquakes down near Trinidad recently that might be associated with fracking. A few years back it was kind of taking over the plains in Weld County, Colorado when I passed through but I haven't been back to see if it changed at all when gas prices went down. I don't see it everywhere, but places where it is it was completely dominating the economy in in some of them and some places were trying to keep it out over concerns for water supply, etc. - I think El Paso County lost that fight but haven't heard much since.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:51 PM
 
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I'm amazed Colorado even allows it in the first place. I'm not going to debate environmental issues but I will say injection wells have been proven to cause earthquakes. Anyhow, The Colorado supplies a great deal of people with water and it's already spread thin. Allowing these people to flush millions of gallons of water down a hole just doesn't make sense.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:50 AM
 
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And apparently attempts to get it on the ballot to ban it failed this year - http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/29/color...ort-fails.html
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:36 PM
 
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I'm amazed Colorado even allows it in the first place. I'm not going to debate environmental issues but I will say injection wells have been proven to cause earthquakes. Anyhow, The Colorado supplies a great deal of people with water and it's already spread thin. Allowing these people to flush millions of gallons of water down a hole just doesn't make sense.
Yeah all those fracking earthquakes have killed so many and left a path of destruction in their wake.....its amazing Denver still has tall buildings! I would have thought the rockies would have collapsed on themselves by now.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:56 AM
 
Location: The 719
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This thread should be merged with Fracking your future thread here

Fracking your future

I even bumped the thread just a month ago.
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