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EXCLUSIVE: Evidence of another methane seep on West Divide Creek

October 22, 2014

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Guest post by Lisa Bracken* In August, on our property, I noted the emergence of a new seep along the bank and discharging into the waters of West Divide Creek. I’ve been observing it since then and notified the COGCC and others of the activity on the 20th of this month. My correspondence with them […]

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Water quality is a taboo subject

February 24, 2014

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Last week my air quality got all mixed in with my water quality. But, as Bob Arrington would say, what goes up must come down and if there’s chemicals in the air, they’re in the water, too – and vice versa. It all started with something I said at the County Commissioners’ meeting on February […]

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Dr. Thyne and COGCC expected to defend Phase III conclusions

February 7, 2014

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Guest post by Lisa Bracken Project Forsaken On February 10th (this coming Monday) at approximately 10 a.m. (please refer to Agenda for details) Dr. Thyne and the COGCC will make presentations to the Garfield County Commissioners relative to the conclusions of Garfield County’s 9-year Hydro-Geologic Study. Those wishing to view the presentation(s) can do so […]

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Phase III: More study needed

December 9, 2013

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More study of methane in Silt water, resident urges [subscribers only] By Dennis Webb A resident representative to Garfield County’s Energy Advisory Board says a recent study finding no apparent link between oil and gas development and methane in groundwater south of Silt shouldn’t be the last word on the subject. “I’d like for there […]

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Phase III study met with public skepticism

December 7, 2013

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An accident that closed I-70 in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday (12/5) nearly derailed the Phase III study presentation. When the freeway opened up shortly after 6:00 p.m., Tetra Tech’s P.E. Operations Manager David Bohmann and his sidekick Chris Guttmann were able to continue on toward the roomful of folks awaiting their arrival at the EAB […]

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Phase III study: Judy Jordan

November 22, 2013

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No discussion of the Mamm Creek Study is complete without including Judy Jordan. From 2007 to 2011, Jordan served as oil and gas liaison for Garfield County. Right out of the gate in 2007, Jordan had to figure out how to address the Mamm Creek Study Phase II draft report that contained some disturbing test […]

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The past seeps into Phase III study

November 16, 2013

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At the November 12 BOCC meeting the long-awaited, much anticipated results of the Phase III Hydrogeologic Study of the Mamm Creek Area were presented. I was not able to go to the meeting so I watched the video and you can, too. Click here: xv. Phase III Hydrogeologic Study of the Mamm Creek Area: Presentation […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Bracken addresses BOCC

July 2, 2012

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FTS: A month ago, at the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners meeting on June 4, Lisa Bracken asked that her request for a groundwater monitor in the area of the 2008 West Divide Creek seep be included as an “action item” on the July 2 BOCC Meeting Agenda. When the Agenda was released last […]

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Interview with Lisa Bracken on KDNK

June 7, 2012

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On May 29, 2012, Lisa Bracken was Ed Williams’ guest for the hour on Fractured Communities Live. GarCo Oil & Gas Liaison Kirby Wynn was invited to be on the show but did not respond to Williams’ request. Also the call-in feature of the show developed a glitch and my call was the only one […]

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What are they afraid of?

June 6, 2012

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Monday’s BOCC meeting contained a full dose of irony. Or perhaps it’s hypocrisy. It’s difficult to put my finger on the true spirit and intent of the Commissioners these days. The front page headlines of Tuesday’s paper spell it out. Commissioners don’t see need for water quality testing well in Silt Resident claims contamination from […]

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