Printed Letters: May 4, 2014

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Would someone please give me a link to this proposed ban on fracking? The closest thing that I’ve seen is an initiative that would allow communities to decide what happens in their community. Given the current leadership in Mesa County, you can rest assured that no community in Mesa County would decide to ban fracking.

There is no bill banning fracking in Colorado nor any ballot measures that would do such

Speaking of fracking, The Daily Sentinel has conspicuously omitted coverage of a recent landmark court ruling in which a Texas ranching family won a $2.95 million civil judgement against Aruba Petroleum for ruining their health by fracking around their home. Evidence presented in the case drew a clear line from drilling and fracking operations within 2 miles of their home to the onset of severe illnesses in an otherwise heathy mother, father and 6 year old, to the point where their family physician said they had to move out of their home or risk death. The mother was found to have 20 constituents of petroleum in her bloodstream. She developed constant nausea and open sores so severe she had to go to the ER, where they had to pack her body in ice to relieve her pain. The six year old got severe nosebleeds in her sleep and repeatedly woke up in pools of blood. The husband started losing his memory:

Family wins landmark $2.95 million ruling against fracking company for ruining their health
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/25/justice/texas-family-wins-fracking-lawsuit/

Texas family plagued with ailments gets $3M in 1st-of-its-kind fracking judgment
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/25/justice/texas-family-wins-fracking-lawsuit/

Dallas Jury Awards Family $2.95M in Barnett Fracking Lawsuit
http://www.naturalgasintel.com/articles/98145-dallas-jury-awards-family-295m-in-barnett-fracking-lawsuit

The verdict and award have been covered by news outlets around the world, but not in the Daily Sentinel. Why not? This is so important to our area and people should be informed about it.



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