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I count 7 errors in Wedel's tirade. They include, poor sentence structure, wrong tenses and abysmal punctuation.
I presume that he is a product of the local school district.
Balderdash! If you would research the existing State and Federal laws on the books, you will see how silly your argument is. When you are through with your due diligence, I stand ready to accept your apology.
Noreen, stacking tires in a floodplain next to Oak Creek for any length of time is not considered as "disposing of in an environmentally safe way". There is an entire literature in State Laws as to the proper method of handling junk tires. This is not it. Go to the Colorado State Environmental Site for Hazardous Materials and you will find the appropriate and legal methods.
Scott, you astonish me with your response to the article. Normally you would have developed a faux legalese argument that you have gleaned from late night Google searchees to attack any and all who write in the local paper. This time you have taken a compassionate viewpoint encompassing the great work ethic and sore shoulder of Saw Wisecup. In your Google search you would have found an entire literature as to the problems with storage of junk tires. Most of it would be associated with the mosquito freeding but also the leachates of complex organic molecules if the tires are in a floodplain like being next to Oak Creek. The spring runoff, which is likely acidic due to acid rain or acid snow in this area, would send this carboniferous goo down Oak Creek killing the acquatics along the way and eventually raising total havoc with the spawning beds for the trout that come up Oak Creek to build their Redds. Perhaps this toxic ooze could form some mutations and a decade or so develop a super predaor that would attack the Northern Pike that have pervasively taken over the waterways of Routt and Moffat ounties. A stupid mistake by a Government Agency. Maybe they could name this super marine predator after you, say the Wedel-Wisecup Fresh Water Barracuda. But I digress with wishful thinking. Back to the tires. Why not stand shoulder to sore shoulder with Saw Wisecup and offer your abandoned car wash as a storage location. You could ignore the din of the NIMBY crowd and put several hundred there. Finally you could stack hundreds around your Pot Gulch Rooming House. I can envision a three tier layer of tires completely around the house that would act as a thermal barrier to reduce your carbon footprint against burning fossil fuels. So follow the bumper sticker instruction ~ Question Authority.
Apparently the esteemed leaders of Routt County think the Niobrara formation ends at the county line.
"When you remember,
That we are all mad,
The mysteries disappear
And life stands explained"
Steve, reread your posts. "fracking fluids are NOT documented as a contamination problem". "Other pieces of the process, etc. may or may not be associated with a well that is being hydraulically fracked in a horizontal drill hole. The main concern and fear in this county is the new technology of hydraulic fracking in a horizontal drill hole.
The rest, surface leakage etc. are naught but industrial spills and most likely have absolutely nothing to do with the new technology of hydraulic fracking in a horizontal drill hole. You incite unrest and fear in the public mind that has very little knowledge as to what is actually happening. 560 spills -- 1000 spill incidents -- 178 groundwater contaminations. I am not saying these aren't problems, but they are problems of the oil and gas industry in general. They do not automatically mean, as you imply that they are due to hydraulic fracking in a horizontal drill hole.
The only case you cite is the Eddy Oil well, which was shut down. It appears that they had a casing blowout. It does not state that this was in a hydraulic fracked horizontal drill hole.
Why not use your apparent knowledge of the O&G industry, to help educate the public, rather than scaring them.
I do hope your anticipated video isn't another "Gasland" farce.
Lewis, all your passionate responses are interesting, but what do they have to do with hydraulic fracking in a horizontal drill hole.
If your intent is to scare the hell out of the public with your fear ranting, you are doing a fine job.
I am sorry that I missed this event. It sounds like some of the presentations were worthwhile. I went to the earlier one in Hayden sponsored by the Ag Alliance. The speakers were awful. Unprepared, unprofessional and in some cases, downright wrong.
Someplace, somewhere, somehow, an accurate technical presentation should be put together for the people of Routt County so that the fear of fracking can be erased and that the techniques of oil drilling can be explained. This should cover both surface and subsurface and both short term and long term.
It is shameful that the wrong people, pretending intimate knowledge on the subject are being touted and paraded at every opportunity.
Neil, I understand your concern as to the health of the planet. I do wonder though, why you would subject you and your family to the air of Steamboat Springs. As you know there are at least three very active hydrothemal vents spewing Hydrogen Sulphide into the local atmosphere. You should pack up your family quickly and take them out of harms way.
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