Liberal Busybody has been falling down on the job lately. On Thursday morning (12/6) I noticed the banner at Gold Ring Pawn had disappeared. Not sure when that happened. I don’t get out much.
But that was so last week. We have much bigger news in Silt. Yup — Mayor Dave is at it again. He just can’t help himself – except this time he’s getting sued.
What? Retaliation for political opposition? In Silt? Or Gasfield County? I certainly wouldn’t know anything about that …
Now I bring you a spate of O&G news stories you might have missed.
This reminds me of 2002-2003, we had several “little” earthquakes which could be felt in Silt. After a quake we’d check the USGS quake map to see the magnitude (usually 3-4) and then the quake would disappear from the website and down the memory hole. The rumor around here was the gas companies were setting off charges underground to pool gas. So even though the quakes back then weren’t related to injection wells – yeah – this has been going on for at least a decade.
Oh hee, this is funny. Sorry. But a year ago in a post about the fracking disclosure rules I wrote: “If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought these rules were drawn up by the legal firm Loopholes R Us.” Turns out they were – ALEC. Lawyers, lobbyists – what’s the difference?
This week in stupid – it’s a tie! Take your pick.
Finally some good news –
Imagine there’s no fracking chemicals …
U.S. Patent Office Grants Ecosphere Technologies a Fifth U.S. Patent to Eliminate Chemicals During Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
This article is from last July, but it slipped past my radar. I stumbled on it on the way to googling something else. Had to share: Ten Reasons Why Fracking is Doomed
Opening December 28 at the theatre near you: You Need to See This Movie
Or not. Anybody want to bet whether Promised Land will be shown in any theatres in western Colorado?