sedgemo

sedgemo 2 years, 9 months ago on Steve Lewis: Is fracking safe?

Liz, I read another interpretation here:

"'We found no evidence for contamination of drinking-water samples with deep saline brines or fracturing fluids." Despite this propublica titles it's piece, "Scientific Study Links Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking" Wow!'"

It's indisputable fracking releases natural gas from myriad unknowable fractures the process itself creates. The fractured areas are not cased, just the initial drill hole as I understand it. It's not a stretch to realize that gas could escape through new or existing cracks into areas which contain water. Some of those are sources of well water. This study reports a link between fracking and flammable drinking water, not fracking fluids in the water. So even if 100% of fracking fluids are recovered, the question remains about the percent of released gas recovered. Is there even any way to know?

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sedgemo 2 years, 9 months ago on Oil and gas symposium set for Hayden

Thanks Liz! I can't make it that night, hope we get some seriously good reporting. I'd like to hear from both industry and citizens familiar with the work in Rifle.

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sedgemo 2 years, 9 months ago on Ann Coulter makes priorities clear at event in Steamboat

Geez, jlc, do you think if six non-college protesters showed up they might be taking time off from smoking pot and getting drunk too? Both drugs are legally available in our community nowadays.

There are plenty of students who aren't druggies, and there are plenty of non-students who are. Your comment just reads like random sniping.

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sedgemo 2 years, 9 months ago on Steve Lewis: Is fracking safe?

Thanks, Sled. I make a point of not drinking any coffee, or any Koolaid.

Per lawsuits, if they have a legitimate legal complaint, that is how our system is designed to function. If they don't, it will eventually be tossed out. If they do, then the process has a way to move forward. People have a right to dissent. The process may slow everything, but without it what do we have left of a constitution? We need both wings to fly.

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sedgemo 2 years, 9 months ago on Steve Lewis: Is fracking safe?

Sled, didn't Obama just give two new nuclear plants the go-ahead? I agree nuclear has been on life support, but this action means it's far from dead.

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sedgemo 2 years, 9 months ago on Steve Lewis: Is fracking safe?

Fred, how safe do you think fracking "might" be, given the geology of our county? We have odd seeps popping up everywhere this winter, in places even long-timers have never seen. Does anyone really know where and how water is moving around in our county?

I think the word "assassins" is misguided when used against your neighbors. They have legitimate concerns which are not being answered in any meaningful way, and by using that word you ascribe motives to "them" which may or may not exist. I can't speak to organizations but witnessed a lot of private citizens in public hearings speaking of their concerns. What solutions do you offer? Help us deal with these issues instead of polarizing our community even more... realizing not one of us gets to decide what is of concern to another. How can we move forward reasonably, without assassinating anyone's character?

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sedgemo 2 years, 9 months ago on Verizon Wireless asks for Routt County customers' help with tax issue

I think Verizon should provide an online way for people to rectify this and get their just refund. They have all the records. It takes more time, gas, money, and paper to gather it up manually then get to town when the city offices are open, none of which is reimbursable to it makes another expense for those of us who already paid an unjustified tax. The burden should be on them to square the books, not those who already paid. Verizon, are you there?

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sedgemo 2 years, 9 months ago on Our View: City should have acted

Roach, I read mine but wasn't aware they were optional via the county vs. city distinction that was possible with wireless phone service. On the other thread one Verizon owner's bill only states it as a Routt. Co. tax under the same circumstances. It seems a bit arbitrary how they identify the tax.

Also I noticed the city is charging 1% of the .25% Ski Corp. tax to cover the work involved... how was the work involved collecting phone use taxes covered? By using the taxes themselves or some other source? I realize the dollars are not the same volume, but the principle is the same.

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