posted on May, 24 2012 @ 01:04 PM
reply to post by mountaingirl1111
There are tons of gas wells here & in Wyoming for sure, I know some in Utah, don't know about the rest. I had to write a paper for Eng Comp II, an
argumentative essay, and chose the subject of fracking. This was right around the time "Gasland" came out, which is why I chose the subject matter I
did. Anyway, I had seen wells for a little while when on various road trips throughout the west, but it wasn't until I saw "Gasland" and started
doing research for my paper when I became fully aware of what's really going on out there. Allowing drilling on the boundaries of BLM lands and on
the boundaries of national parks is sickening. I'm not even getting into how they are screwing landowners. Just look at what they're trying to do in
Colorado and--literally--on the other side of the fence at national parks in Utah.
A couple or few years ago here in Colorado, residents' water started catching on fire. I'm sure you've heard or seen of this, it went viral. Well,
out in Rifle, CO, it's all the old shale land that Exxon used to harvest back in the day until it went bust. So, here comes the gas industry, paying
big bucks to set up shop, infusing cash into a town hit hard by the Exxon pull-out in the 80s. So, they welcome it, not really understanding how bad
things could get. Many people have gotten sick there and just outside of there and streams are contaminated with carcinogens because of it. Still,
they're allowed to do what they want, without any interruption. Now that the townspeople see what has come of this industry, it's too late. It is
such a shame, because I love going to Rifle Gap & Rifle falls, it's really beautiful.
Now with the geologic side effects, such as quakes, it just makes me wonder how much we have to destroy before we realize what we have done. It's
like the saying, "Don't $ where you eat!"
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