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Colorado Oil and Gas Association sues Longmont

This report in the NYT doesn’t mention that our governor Frackenlooper has all but joined the suit in an attempt to overrule the voters of Longmont. If he plays his Weasel Cards right he’ll be a cabinet member some day.

The lawsuit, filed on Monday by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, seeks to overturn the ban on the contentious practice that passed by a wide margin last month in the northern Colorado city of Longmont. The measure, the first of its kind in the state, still allows oil and gas drilling within city limits, but it prohibits hydraulic fracturing, which has lifted energy production across the country but has raised concerns about air and water contamination.

via Suit Seeks to Overturn a City Drilling Ban in Longmont, Colorado – NYTimes.com.



Are reporters allowed to explain why fracking sand is radioactive?

With articles like this, you’ve got to wonder.

Hydraulic fracturing involves the use of millions of gallons of water, chemicals and sand.

Occasionally, some of that sand is radioactive.

Oh. You don’t say.

The state is investigating a possible inappropriate dumping of fracking-related radioactive sand into an unpermitted pit at an EOG Resources oil well in northern Weld County northwest of Grover.

The radioactive sand dumping occurred March 8 during a state field inspection of an oil well known as the Garden Creek 28-07H well, the Coloradoan’s search of state oil well inspection records revealed.

via State investigating radioactive sand dumping related to fracking | The Coloradoan | coloradoan.com.



Garden Creek 07-14H

A sensitive area due to shallow groundwater. According to a site assessment, groundwater is 20 feet below the surface.

http://ogccweblink.state.co.us/results.aspx?id=415806




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