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.
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.
"And it's a stand-and-be-counted moment. For the president, for all the other elected officials that are involved in this debate, I urge them, please, we are here to work with you, we want you to work with the people. And not with the fossil-fuel industries who had their way with so many at such great expense. These are human rights issues. These are issues of democracy, and that's what the new film speaks to." Well said Josh. Meanwhile there are a number of us trying to sit down with city council members to offer solutions in the form of robust and strict regulations that have been adopted by other communities. Many of these groups will be present at the screening. Please reach out to us and get involved so your voice can be heard!
Finally I have a diagnosis!!! Thank you Mr. Taylor. I suppose the cure would be to unlearn all the actual scientific facts that I have learned and start listening to Rush Limbaugh. Thanks but no thanks, I would rather have acute environmental whackoitis then bury my head in the sand syndrome. If you need the cure I've got it, its called doing research.
I want to corect one thing in the quote by Peggy Littleton. Part of what is attributed to her was actually said by someone else. Here is the unedited version which states that.
"Peggy Littleton, El Paso county commissioner. I wanted to encourage everybody who's here, and this may not be as much of a question, but what happens is, and you've probably seen it and can attest to this. When the city council considers what to do with oil and gas regulations, the county has already put down regulations long ago- over a year ago! It would make sense for the city to have and adopt the exact same regulations as the county has. What we see often, however, is the people who don't work, but who are environmentalists who are concerned about their water but have no factual basis, are the ones who show up to the city council meetings. Please, if you see something coming up, please look at my website. Make sure you are at the meeting so they can have common sense solutions." (The next line is the film makers and then you again.) "That is a very good point. Sometimes these meetings some of you know and know very well, sometimes these meetings get dominated by very large voices of people who know nothing, and it could sound to the people who are coming to the meeting that that is the dominant voice or the prevailing opinion." "Be the one out there with the posters that say frack here frack now."
Nice. This has been a ridiculous waste of money since Ultra knew when they purchased the land that we needed it for SDS. Why in the world did we not have that worked out prior to them (or anyone else for that matter) purchasing that property? We should have bid on it ourselves at the auction.
Contact him: DISTRICT OFFICE
1271 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Suite 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Phone: (719) 520-0055
Fax: (719) 520-0840
what a pathetic joke of a congressman.
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