clean, sustainable energy vs. fracking colorado - secondary containment
The week before Senator Morgan Carroll introduced SB 107 on May 2, Jeremy Mickelson's Earth Day photo at the Capitol (
Hydraulic fracturing safety law
A stop order from the Colorado Oil and Gas Protection Committee was submitted to the Senate Judicial Committee, and an oil drilling site near Windsor, operated by Greeley's ranchers exploration partners, declared an environmental emergency
The site is located in the unincorporated larshu county, the Poudre River and lake above the West Ridge residential area, after the rig becomes unstable and generates potentially toxic solid waste from its landfill, declared a public health hazard.
Cogcc in September 2010 issued the drilling license state health officials on the company according to June 2011 of 6-
Foot test drill on site.
Ranchers exploration plans to transfer the rig again to another location on the same property, ostensibly away from the old landfill.
The COGCC field inspection of the drilling site concluded that the exploration of the ranchers failed to follow "best management practices at the drilling site"g.
Failed to establish secondary containment for "rainwater runoff, sewage, chemicals and other toxins that may flow out of the rig.
"The incident points out why communities across the state are organizing to address the threats posed by rapid development to air, water, soil and human health.
Horizontal hydraulic fracturing tracking (fracking)
As oil companies rush to cash out
Many of the public and private land leases that conduct natural gas drilling in rural and urban areas of the state.
Most of the testimony submitted to the legislature in May 2 has a sense of urgency, namely, good location near or near residential properties, farms and schools. Split-
Real estate is the title of a documentary about possible conflicts between the Western United States surface landowners and those who exploit energy and mineral rights under the property.
At the hearing of SB 107, a food producer in lardham County stated the reasons for ensuring the quality of the crop culture.
A resident in Elbert County warned that oil rigs 150 feet kilometers away were in danger, citing more than 1,000 cases of water pollution reported around the fracking site across the country in 18 months.
A teacher and mother at Green Valley Ranch in northeast Denver talked about a well-planned 1/4-mile school there.
She speculated that industrial-intensity air filters were needed to protect families from the proposed hydraulic fracturing activity.
At least four residents from commercial cities have expressed concern that there may be underground migration of stored sarin and mustard gas;
Poor implementation of the regulations, which "fluorescent blue-
It was observed that the green liquid leaked around the well and the contaminated water was found;
The well site is located within 600 feet of the residential area.
Yili Rising's founding mother, Jen Palazzolo, is working with parents to stop fracking scheduled to begin on May 26 next to Red Eagle primary school.
In response to a study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which showed a significant increase in propane and benzene levels mainly related to Yili's oil and gas production, the board of directors implemented a 6-
Suspension of new mineral mining applications including hydraulic fracturing (
Not including hundreds of active wells).
Propane and propane can be mixed with other chemicals to form the ground
Ozone levels are a breathing challenge for many people.
Nearby Lamont and Boulder communities have also suspended new wells.
Horizontal fracking is no longer your father's oil and gas drilling.
This is not the vertical fracking since the age of 40.
Sonia Scrima, what is the organizer of Frack? !
Arapahoe County observed that since 2005, hydraulic fracturing technology has been combined with horizontal drilling technology, which can be extended to two miles, so you can enter deep underground shale deposits like Niobara shalebites in Colorado.
Sonia Scrima traces the "Fracking Frenzy" to unprecedented oil and gas exemptions from 2005 federal health and safety laws, including clean air and water known as the "caliberton loophole"
Driven by Dick Cheney, former CEO of Burton).
Regulatory vacuum around the impact of hydraulic fracturing "eliminates the wide demand that is urgently needed
Scrima observed that he described industry computing as "research on scale"
Long-term gains of a few.
"Horizontal slickwater hydraulic fracturing has a greater impact, including a very large amount of fresh water injected (
Fracturing every well 5-
Average use of 5 million gallons of unrecyclable water 20 times per time)
Increase the use of toxic chemicals, including known neurotoxins and carcinogens, and apply up to 10,000 pounds of the pressure per square inch.
Scrima noted that EPA has effectively eliminated supervision through monitoring and data collection, as well as appropriate classification and processing of toxic materials.
Senator Carroll's bill seeks to address the need to set standards for best safety practices for fracturing near radioactive materials, explosives and ammunition;
Super Fund website (
For example, ConocoPhillips are planning hydraulic fracturing operations at the Lowry explosion range)
, As well as demands to increase high frustrationrisk areas; closed-
Circular storage instead of pit;
Air quality standards and water quality tests before and after drilling, and publish water quality reports on public websites;
And reduce toxic carcinogens in the fracturing fluid.
Senator Carol noted a shortage of inspectors: 15 inspectors from COGCC were charged with overseeing 45,793 Wells, an inspector of 3,050 Wells.
On May 2, SB 107, with the support of the Democratic Party, passed the Senate judiciary in a 4:3 vote, and Senator Carol said it did not vote to withdraw from the Senate allocation.
With the Colorado legislature adjourned on Wednesday, May 9, the legislature will not pass any measures to address the risk of fracking at this session.
Senator Carol reports that COGCC has initiated a process by considering the rule of adding set
She encouraged email to members of COGCC (at dnr. ogcc@state. co. us)
Encourage larger settings
It is far from home, school, water supply, radioactive materials, explosives and super fund sites.
The need to protect air quality
The Colorado School of Public Health's annual study linked air emissions from fracking activity to increased risk of cancer and non-cancer
Cancer disease, taking air pollution as an example, could lead to "acute and chronic health problems for people living near gas drilling sites ".
"Specifically, it found that the residents of the city's battamesa, Garfield County, who live within 1/2 miles of the fracking well, had an increased risk of contracting diseases due to volatile organic compounds (VOC)
The drilling operation is released into the air.
Battlements Mesa residents are considered part of the test case of a class action claiming hydraulic fracturing injury, claiming that natural gas development at a well site near the community has caused the health of residents to be affected by air and water pollution, as well as property value declines related to plans to drill more than 200 wells in urban areas.
Some Realtors report that some banks and mortgage companies have redecorated communities that plan oil and gas drilling.
Recently released EPA regulations will limit for the first time emissions of certain volatile organic compounds in natural gas wells that react with sunlight to produce smoke.
However, the EPA awarded three oil companies
During one year of installing methane capture technology, methane is an important contributor to climate change.
Protecting water quality of particular concern in semi-arid areas
Colorado's dry climate, with its eponymous river serving most of the western region, is the amount of shear water permanently removed from the system by hydraulic fracturing.
"It seems to me that protecting our rivers, or the rest of them, is probably the most important natural resource issue that the people of Colorado have faced recently," Phil Doe said ,", former director of the ministry's reclamation bureau and environmental compliance officer
A whistle inside
The blower is played on "60 Minutes.
The Department of Energy observed that every stream in the previous range has passed.
An average of 5 million gallons of water per fracturing well-
It is contaminated and cannot return to the water of the system.
Water traditionally used for agriculture is now being used by oil and gas companies for fracking, which is reportedly the top bidder at Colorado's premier water auction this spring, once exclusively owned by farmers.
It is estimated that millions of gallons of water will be transported (
Fresh water on site or waste water on site)
200 truck trips are required to not only consume fresh water supplies, affect aquatic habitats, but also affect local air quality, safety and roads.
Mining sand injected into a fracturing well by transport also affects water consumption, air emissions and health issues associated with crystalline silica.
The Energy Department has observed that oil companies are rapidly strengthening their activities.
Despite claims by the oil and gas industry to create jobs, he reports that 67,000 jobs have been created in eight years.
Many of the work at the drilling site is done by out-of-
State temporary workers
Research conducted by the oil and gas industry, as well as interviews with industry regulators, revealed that 20 to 85% of the fracturing fluid may remain on Earth, a continuing source of groundwater pollution in the coming years.
The United States says fracking is the source of groundwater pollution in a small town in central Wyoming. S.
Environment Protection Agency in 2011.
Suggestions on protecting the environment and public health
Part of about 20 statewide groups including business city union, Yili rising, and long montolar, what is Frack? !
Denver-based clean energy operations and community rights gather at the State Capitol building.
A core issue for these groups is that, as has been done by at least 55 communities across the country, there is a right to regulate oil and gas development locally to protect air, water quality and personal property, some people have passed the bill of local rights by writing their own.
Phil Doy is working with Richard Hamilton to take the lead in making initiatives 3 and 45 in the Colorado November vote.
Initiative 3 establishes public ownership and access to Colorado rivers and streams through the principle of public trust.
Initiative 45 provides for useful uses and prohibits the destruction of public water in any way.
The moves were reported to have recently been put on hold in the state Supreme Court to collect more than 60,000 signatures from Colorado voters on the petition.
Sustainable fuelsg Eells, a civil engineer, and his partner James Pequette set up KALA Consulting in 2009 to design renewable energy fuel alternatives.
They advocate ethanol or plants.
Derivative "Advanced alcohol" fuel that can be "dripping"
While replacing "gasoline", it provides a lot of supplements to diesel.
Nothing fresh, they cite the fact that British and Japanese fighter jets were running on Butanol during World War II.
They describe ethanol made of cellulose as a good fuel, provides good mileage, low release of volatile organic compounds, biodegradable after overflow, and safer treatment, movement and storage while being able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 88%.
The only obstacle to knowing more about this fuel option seems to be the resistance of oil companies.
Eells and Pequette have written a strategic fuel plan that will reduce dependence on fossil fuels and greenhouse gases while increasing employment opportunities.
They have put this initiative forward to Senator Mark UDel and have not responded to it so far.
Clearly, there is a lot of action that needs to be taken in terms of environmental protection, public health and sustainable energy.