Below are some of the most relevant talking points (COGCC facts) about OG/Frack Mining in Colorado.
Please feel free at any time to reach out to me with any questions. Stay tuned for new data/research coming as well.
Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Data and Failures
ü 43% of all operator spills result in groundwater contamination.
ü 3.1% of all operator spills result in surface water contamination.
ü 57% of all protective berms fail to prevent secondary industrial liquid waste migration.
ü 2003-2012 Weld County, CO - 1.7 million gallons of produced water and oil never recovered from the ground after operator spills. It's still in the environment.
ü 2.4 billion square feet of surface has been contaminated by 1,000 O&G surface spills. Study:1,000 spills in Weld County, CO
ü Laramie-Fox Hills Aquifer was contaminated with toluene and thermogenic gas by an O&G operation in 2009 - Weld County, CO
ü Colorado has 129,073 Completed O&G wells. ~48,000 are active and ~81,000 are inactive.
ü Early statistics show that ~55% of all abandoned wells are being re-entered/re-drilled.
ü Colorado has over 5,000 reported industrial waste spills on record.
ü There have been 3,552 oil and gas related public complaints filed with the COGCC.
ü The burden of expense has been shifted to the local emergency response departments to battle any fires or mishaps. This expense has been shifted by the oil and gas industry to citizen tax payers, meaning 'you.'
ü There have been 3,964 'Notice of Alleged Violations' filed by the COGCC.
ü There are 825 unique oil and gas operators listed at COGCC.
ü There are 693 'UIC SIMULTANEOUS DISPOSAL', 'UIC ENHANCED RECOVERY', 'UIC DISPOSAL' sites in Colorado. Approximately 300 are active.
ü There are over 5,000 pits in Colorado of all statuses.
ü There are 11 gas storage facilities in Colorado.
ü There are 168 gas processing plants in Colorado.
ü There are 183 gas compressor stations in Colorado.
ü There are 108 gas gathering systems in Colorado.
ü There are more than 4,000 active oil and gas wells closer to homes than the COGCC 350' setback mandates, thus denying the state to prevent or mitigate adverse impacts to human health... EPIC FAILURE BY THE STATE?
ü COGCC has failed to prevent or mitigate adverse environmental and human health impacts in accordance with their mission statement.
LARAMIE FOX-HILLS AQUIFER CONTAMINATION (EPA know frack fluid Toluene and thermogenic 'frack gas' contaminates private well water and Colorado's largest aquifer)
Home Explodes, Resident Transported to Burn Center - Cause: Orphaned Natural Gas Well
KERR-MCGEE OIL & GAS BENZENE SPILL CONTAMINATES GROUNDWATER 17 UG/L
GROUNDBREAKING - Air Pollution and Natural Gas Operations Air Study Report
SouthWestern Energy Sends Letter to COGCC - Recognizing Setback Loophole
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* SIERRA CLUB AND 12 OTHER ORGANIZATIONS DEMAND IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF THE COGCC SETBACK LOOPHOLE
Hidden Climate Threat - Not so Hidden Really?
Research Published and sent to the Gov et al - The Gov clearly needs to admit the State of Colorado has failed to prevent adverse impacts to the environment and its citizens. Governor, you are grossly negligent!
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