Saturday, November 24, 2012

WAKE THE #FRACK UP BOULDER COLORADO! YOU'RE ABOUT TO BE FRACKED BY ENCANA!


Wake up Boulder!  There are no local force fields or bubbles that can protect you any longer from the oil and gas industry. You must wake the #frack up, get informed, and take action to protect Boulder Colorado from the  unregulated toxic oil and gas industry. 

My great grandparents, who homesteaded in Boulder, would crawl out of the local Boulder Cemetery and kick your ass for not protecting Boulder's natural environment and culture. 

The city council and county commissioners were elected to protect you and the environment from adverse impacts. They are not! They are waning on the side of Governor Hickenlooper's threat of a lawsuit and his #fracking agenda. If the elected officials of Boulder County cannot protect you, you must take action into your own hands and force them to use 'your' tax dollars to protect your ways of life to include; clean air, clean water and land.  

Take Boulder back from corrupt politicians. Dismantle corrupt systems, and bring back the rights of communities and that of the natural world. It's up to YOU!  RESIST - DO NOT COMPLY!

Below are current statistics to inform you on oil and gas activities in Boulder County.
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784 WELLS OF ALL STATUSES (11/24/2012)


169 – (AL) ABANDONED OIL AND GAS LOCATIONS  (WELLS ARE STILL THERE BTW AWAITING RE-ENTRY AND RE- DRILLING)

108 – (DA) DEAD AND ABANDONED OIL AND GAS WELLS (POSE SIGNIFICANT THREAT FROM SEEPING AND WELL-BORE FAILURE RATES)

14 – (DG) CURRENTLY BEING DRILLED 

141 – (PA) PLUGGED AND ABANDONED OIL AND GAS WELLS (POSE SIGNIFICANT THREAT FROM SEEPING AND WELL-BORE FAILURE RATES) MANY ARE IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES AND HOMES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT ON TOP OF THE OIL AND GAS WELL. SOME HOMES HAVE EXPLODED AND PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HARMED

306 – (PR) PRODUCING/ACTIVE OIL AND GAS WELLS (EACH CONDENSATE TANK RELEASES 2 TONS OF TOXIC HYDROCARBON VAPORS PER YEAR)

2 - (SI) SHUT IN – LIKE A ‘PAUSE BUTTON’ ON PRODUCTION -NORMALLY WAITING FOR PRICES TO INCREASE BEFORE TURNING THE SWITCH BACK ON

1 - (TA) TEMPORARILY ABANDONED

4 – (UN) UNKNOWN STATUS – I’M ALWAYS AMUSED THAT THE STATE DOES NOT KNOW THE STATUS OF A WELL

38 –(XX) WELL LOCATION 

99 - HISTORIC TOXIC WASTE EVAPORATION PITS (ALL ABANDONED AT THIS TIME. SOME NEAR OR UNDER RESIDENTIAL HOMES)
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WHAT'S TO COME?

**56 NEW APPROVED PERMITS ALL FROM ENCANA! ** 2 ARE HORIZONTAL

24 NEWLY APPROVED LOCATION PERMITS - 5 ARE NEW DRILLING LOCATIONS BUT 19 ARE RE-ENTRIES/RE-DRILLING OF HISTORIC WELLS. 

Remember I listed Boulder County has 109 historic wells? All 109 historic wells have the potential of being re-entered and re-drilled with new toxic technologies. Old well-bores pose a significantly high risk of failure. 

Aggregation of well bores create enormous fugitive emission venting that is currently allowed under the Clean Air Act. Toxic chemicals will be released surrounding Boulder County in a brown cloud as seen daily in Weld County. Weld County is home to 19,000 active oil and gas wells and carries a failed history to prevent adverse impacts.

Weld County currently has:


- 646 public complaints on file at COGCC


- 3,974 Alleged oil and gas operator violations

- 1,772 toxic fluid spills/releases 43% have contaminated groundwater with chemicals such  as benzene, toluene, xylene, ethylbenzene and many more hazardous chemicals.

- Up to 824,600 gallons of oil (carcinogenic hydrocarbons)  have been spilled and “unrecovered” in Weld County.

- Up to 383,600 gallons of produced water (toxic industrial waste)  has been spilled and “unrecovered” in Weld County.

- Up to 547,400 gallons of “Other” fluid has been spilled and “unrecovered in Weld County.  (“Other” may include toxic fracking fluids.)

To quote the Mayor of Loveland during a 'tour de frac' in Weld County: "We don't have to allow that to happen," he said. "We will not allow that to happen."

Please review Dr. Colborn's groundbreaking AIR MANUSCRIPT where she captured the toxic chemicals that are released from the oil and gas industry. Shocking! Alarming! INHUMANE! are a few words that come to mind.



WAKE THE #FRACK UP BOULDER COLORADO!

You are not impervious, you are not immune, you are about to be a victim of a 'System of Oppression', the Corporate State of Colorado, all happily approved by your local elected officials unless YOU do something.

What can you do? Stay informed as to what the local Boulder fractivist groups are doing. Join the local groups. Attend all city council and county commissioner meetings and speak out against fracking in Boulder. Attend a rally. Get a twitter account and know real-time what is happening. Whatever your capacity and talents are, they are very much needed.

Contact me: @fractivist (on twitter) or fractivist@gmail.com or @COFrackAttack to get involved immediately and to stay up to date on local events.

The first image below is a historic 'toxic produced water pit' in Boulder County. It appears to be under a residential home - link to official COGCC docx

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P.S. ENCANA IS COMING -  HERE ARE THEIR CO STATS VIA THE COGCC DATABASE
ENCANA  * 46 reported Spills
44.0% GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION
4.0% SURFACE WATER CONTAMINATION
61.0% BERMS
FAILED







ALL DATA SOURCED BY THE COGCC

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