I suppose I should say that I thought his interview with Josh was great, but it IS frustrating to have the review of the film talk more about the banjo playing then about the validity of it while posting the review by the gas industry which has NO facts or science in it and actually has FALSE information. Matt did a great job in the interview and I encourage more of the same, but I guess I just expect that journalists would call out the lies spouted by the industry. Plus it would have made for a better blog. just saying.
Vic Furman, if anyone asks you for a good fracking joke, just say "Fracknation." That film is a joke. The only scientific community that isn't taking a hard look at the mounting evidence that fracking cannot be done safely, is the community practicing the science of industry spin. Don't get your information from the industry spin doctors, Vic.
One does have to like the circus that passes for the Republican party.
Josh Fox has been ousted for the many lies he told in a factual Documentary called Fracknation. Right from the very first scene josh was caught in untruths and theatrics, not journalisim. His credibility in the scientific community is at ZERO"
Georgia...if Obama does tell you, believe the opposite.
Some valid points made above, but I'd like to remind the commenters that this blog was written by the Film and Food Editor. The same one who did a good interview with Fox in this week's Independent. But I suppose since he did post the industry's toxic emissions, he opened himself up a little for this criticism!
As to this comment in the energy in depth review “To the knowledge of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission staff, there has been no verified instance of harm to groundwater caused by hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.”
Dave Neslin, former director, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, April 2009 Umm... a tiny bit of research proves that there have been numerous instances of groundwater contamination. I think there have been at least 13 in the last 4 months. But don't take my word for it. Go to the COGCC website. Click database on the left hand side. Choose Inspection/Incident. when the form pops up choose spills/releases at the top and at the bottom change the number to 100. A list will pop up and you can see how many groundwater and surface water impacts have been recorded. They can keep using the same talking points but their own FACTS prove them as lies. I read the industries review before I saw the film and I'm a little miffed that the indy didn't do a THING to discount it. The least you could have done since you printed the whole review was to counter it with some truth.
I'd like Pres. Obama to tell me exactly which companies are "promoting best practices for safer (not safe, mind you) and more efficient production." He says it's a fact.
Thanks for the coverage of Gasland II, but this blog entry doesn't come across as balanced; your reporting is much shorter and more general - fewer stats, quotes, etc. - than the unedited propaganda that follows. Why not balance volume and data at least -- or better yet, take a side and document it with scientific evidence -- all of which could have been extracted from Gasland II. Follow the money. Who pays for the propaganda? Oil and gas! What do we expect them to say? Whatever they need to say to turn a profit.
Thanks for the excellent coverage of last night's event, and for the interesting textbook example of how the industry spins the story just enough to cast some doubt on the truths in Gasland and Gasland 2. If you look hard at the industry's story, it is not particularly fact-filled. If the industry had a strong case to make for the safety of drilling and fracking, they would not keep trotting out the same tired, deceptive talking points. Unfortunately for them, that's all they've got.
Gasland 2 did a decent job of explaining why the oil and gas industry is getting away with the deception and keeping regulators from doing what they will ultimately do, when the truth is just too loud and obvious to ignore any longer.
Two graduates are investing all of their own money, and doing a fine job of raising more privately, to conduct a study and create a documentary, while you, TejonTech, do nothing but sit on the sidelines heckling them because you are so envious of their education.
Put him into the toughest boys school you can and see how long before he hates dresses and wears boys clothes like he should. I think his parents should be charged and gaoled and the other children taken from them.
Lame...$250,000 spent to educate each of these guys and they can't raise anymore money than this, or come up with a more fundable project, or look both ways before they cross the street...I believe they could file fraud charges against CC if that is all the got for their money.
I have read all the comments above and find a majority of them attacking the Mayor's position and using suspect personal life issues (unconfirmed) as a basis for throwing rocks at his position against both recreational mmj. It seems shallow to not address the specifics of A64 and its impact on the local economy rather than the Mayor Bachs comments. Medical Marijuana is alive and well in the Springs and although it would be beneficial for my interest to support its passage, I choose not to . I beleive that we have enough dispensaries in Colorado Springs and increasing the number for recreational mmj centers to be opened after the "grace period" for mmj owners to apply for a duplicative cost for a "sister" operation (recreational mmj) is totally mind boggling.
We have Doctors for mmj referrals for those that pass the litmus test.We have a group of dispensary owners as well that follow the rules and actually have patient care in mind. I beleive we have can take two views on this and let the popular vote of Colorado Springs prevail after a public vote. Like I have voiced before, let Denver have A64 and we can watch the impact from here. Then and only then can we make an educated and informed decision.
They can be the business model that will reflect in time the benefits of A64 to us and then we choose to either remain in the MMJ regulatory framework with the 100+ dispensaries that deserve (and should be allowed) "Grandfather Clause" rights so we dont get the supply and demand chain out of balance and allow the biggest money (i.e., Denver interests) in A64 to drive these people out microeconomically .
Wake up Colorado Springs!!
Keep our existing and tax paying Dispensaries "grandfathered" in and you will gain their support and not confuse them with the A64 "new kids on the block" Another issue I must point out is that the public is not awareof; but our bread and butter comes from the "military machine" and not the "marijuana machine". Postpone..Postpone ... and watch..People who have access to mmj are doing just fine. Medical Marijuana is alive and well.
Once again government looks to rescind the will of the people. Back, please remove your head from your ass.
So the "conservatives" want the taxpayers to spend $150,000 of taxpayer money for a foolish election when Morse has only 1 more year to serve. You might not like Morse's positions, but that is not enough of a reason to recall him!
Anyone But Hickenlooper is my bumper sticker...right next to my Impeach Obama bumper sticker, which is right next to my "My Pit-bull can chew your honor student's butt" bumper sticker.
Firstly, men dying their hair is plain silly and looks like they can't handle the truth about themselves.
I bet there are people living up above that road who don't like this plan.
But Bach is bought...and Anshutz, when he finishes paying off Michael Jackson's mother for killing her son, will still have the money left to force this issue.
So with Rampart Range Road open back up in Garden of the Gods?
Rod - I'm color blind so I don't know what unnatural color is.
I suspect "your guy" looked a lot better than "my boy" during the election, for you and too few others anyway. Other than his "Refer Madness" stance on cannabis, I think he is performing reasonably well. Don't forget his 70% approval rating (outside of Indy readership anyway).
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