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  •  poor green river (1+ / 0-)
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    War on Error

    that'll really piss off the folks in the central valley and LA, if the green is contaminated . . .

    Ted Kennedy: “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die…”

    by jlms qkw on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:05:18 PM PST

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    •  It should. The potential devastation of (3+ / 0-)
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      polluting the White and Green rivers, that flow into the Colorado River are huge.

      Pics worth 1,000s of words.  Check these out.  There are thousands of well heads in Utah.  Each well head can shoot off several horizonal drilling lines.

      Each white dot you see is a well head or fracking pad

      Fracking Wells, Utah Near Green & White Rivers

      Fracking requires millions of gallons of water for EACH well.  Where are they getting all that water?  And where does the contaminated water go?

      Here's what looks like a water repository on the banks of the Green River

      On the Banks of the Green River, Utah

      And here's some wells IN a Green River Offshoot river, not named on Google Earth

      Wells IN a Utah River

      I don't think people in Utah have any idea what is happening in this state re: fracking.  It's huge, and a few thousand new wells were just approved.

      The plan allows a maximum of 1,298 wells that will be drilled from no more than 575 well pads. Surface disturbance has been reduced by one-half to 3,600 acres, or about two percent of the total development area of 206,826 acres

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:49:23 PM PST

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