New drilling setbacks are sound compromise

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Hazards from Blowout, Explosion, Fire, Frac sand and dust, and Sour gas require at least 1000 ft. setback to minimize damage that can occur. Invoking compromise should not have been an issue with the safety analysis involved. Mitigations were the other issue and they would involve other issues of proximity. Slowly the industry is forced to back up on issues as the background factual information catchs up to them and their grandizing statements and allegations are shown to be false or conjecture. It took a long time for lead in gasoline to catch up to them and they got off without penalty to the immense damage done. But with the upfront preparation involved with exclusion from air and water laws, this time it will be easy to show the collusion involved and exact the damages that are accumulating.

Read this little story and then realize for many Americans that are now on statins for high BP, this was a contributor.
Read the latter link write-up on Midgley and see the pattern to today’s news. Did Hick report hitting the can 5 or 6 times within the next 8 hours?

Another point, requiring water testing with new wells won’t have much validity when there has been previous drilling already. But even then, you can see what some of these tests have uncovered in the Mamm Creek testing on[1]. Thyne Silt presentation on 11.20.08.pdf and in particular, pg. 12

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