posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 11:24 PM
reply to post by lurker007
60% of our state income is from gas, oil, coal, and uranium here in Wyoming. And even though the EPA study found the water in Pavillion to be the PH
of bleach, Benzene at 50 times the maximum concentration for safety, and methane high enough to be very dangerous and at least partially the same
isotope of the fracking chemicals, our very own Republican Governor Matt Mead, a local lawyer and grandson of former Governor and Senator Cliff
Hansen, says it needs more study. Isn't it great that Profit can be more important than the safety of the Public? Hooray for Profit!
I was through Pavillion a few months ago on my way to Riverton and Casper, from Jackson, and thought about this situation. Home owners and land
owners don't own mineral rights here, as in much of the West. This means that companies can drill on Your Land and damn the consequences. Salty
water is also used in fracking at times. Fracking uses a great deal of water; something in short supply in much of the West. This water spreads over
the land and makes it untenable for cattle and horses and alfalfa and all kinds of land use by owners and ranchers. There's something wrong with
this picture as well. Imagine looking out your window and seeing a drilling rig on your land with trucks running day and night. Annoying?
Irritating? Infuriating? Ah, but we must feed our voracious appetites! And if you own that land.... tough luck! You MIGHT get some royalties, or
maybe not. Depends on the situation. Either way,....... polluting the ground aquifer in the fairly dry West is suicidal! To have the nerve to
dis-associate fracking and the unclean water in Pavillion is criminal and insane. What natural causes would create the situation there? None. But
it being caused by fracking? Needs More Study!