Longmont lawsuit looked at for drilling rules clarity

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Compare the down hole cost of completing a tight sands dry gas well vs. a shale well that produces wet gas and oil.  Then research the ‘Free Market.’  I am glad Williams doesn’t want problems with their frack.  My guess is they don’t want pipelines that leak undisclosed hydrocarbons for two weeks either.

J. Paul Brown of La Plata County is unhappy about setback rules because he thinks the rules may deprive him of some income. The fact that COGCC can grant variances and bring drilling up to within 50 feet of before does not dispel his disgruntlement. His only response is “I want you to know that somebody’s going to pay.” This guy appears to be extremely dense and even greedier. The guy doesn’t even realize that with horizontal drilling, they will get his minerals from up to 2 miles away with the rig. If they were 200 feet away from his home, he would be bitching about all the other problems. This is an uninformed person that has no concept of the idea behind frying pan and fire saying. And Todd, the agent, concerned about regulation causing job loss – doesn’t take the time to find out the facts of economic market influence, she just listens to industry hype to counter efforts to make them do things right. Justman parroting the same tripe with his “private land” comment while totally ignoring the glaring fact of increases in a down priced market. No, these people are only pandering their own self-interests albeit extra income, an easy job effort, or what might generate votes, but ignoring the problems and hardships that these changes are and will be preventing.
When Foreman says, “None of the operators want fractures to grow out of the zone of interests because it’s very costly. We certainly don’t want (ground) water entering into our operations as well.”, it is because these things happen regardless of industry wanting them to. Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, who helped develop the fracking technology, in a presentation in Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 2, 2011 presented a paper that showed the fallacies of industry hyperbole on the myths of control and development of the technology involved. (ingraffea_NB_dec_2011_ingraffea.ppt)
It is really all said in the industry exemptions to Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, why were they needed?



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