Thursday, October 27, 2011
Having oil and gas wells in our area will not make us rich. We will get smog, smell, dust, traffic, pollution of water and air, loss of wildlife habitat, loss of property value, decrease in tourist dollars as the number of wells and pollution increases and we will get pushed around by the oil company representatives. If you live near one, your life will be full of frequent “earthquakes”; 24/7 noise; obnoxious odors along with headaches, nausea and dizziness; large truck traffic on the same roads your children, pets and families walk; and chemical spills and disruption of water supply. You could even lose your mortgage, as lenders cannot resell homes with wells on the property. Is this what we want for Steamboat? Make your voices heard at committee and planning meetings, and fight for the homes, views and peace that we all value.