5 years after catastrophic fuel leak in Gunnison, cleanup far from over

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 4, 2012 3:40 a.m.

    My commenta are not over the top and are in fact very real and very much a current enviornmental disaster in many states where court battlse over this issue are being swept under the rug in Oklahoma, Texas, near any fratucre oil spills have reached the surface. Oil companies are blaming this condition on service station leaks a hundred miles away.

    People with water wells in the unpopulated areas of these regions can't drink or use their well water that actually burn like gasoline when you can light with a match. Ranchers in these area's have to truck in water for livestock and personal use and fence off any range water and rivers so animals can't get to it. Toxic odors and gases are emanating from the ground and making people sick from escaping unconfined oil spills, miles from fracture wells.

    Its time for a national boycott of major fiction writers (NBC, CBS, PBS, ABC, AP, MSN, etc) co-conspirator news media covering up corporate carnage of environmental corporate disasters in operation this very day. It has gone beyond environmental issues, its now a matter of life and death for every living generations now and to come.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 7:50 a.m.

    Although the post above by 2cents is over the top, this incident does point up the disconnect between GOP environmental non-policies and reality.

    Think of things like this when considering if you want to vote for someone who advocates elimination of the EPA and most of our clean air, clean water, and other environmental safeguards. As our world becomes more and more complex, and as we face rapidly dwindling sources of energy and other resources, environmental protection will become even more vital than they are now.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 3:54 a.m.

    Anyone still think fracturing for oil and gas is safe? This was confined to a small plot, just imagine the carnage of rupturing and underground oil field with millions of barrels of oil in shale rock and oil wells by exploding hundreds of bunker buster 5,000 pound bombs deep out of sight. How many years do we think its going to take before this kind of mining and oil from 10,000 feet down? 10 years, 15 years, 1 year, 1 week?

    Fracturing will become a nightmare environmental earthly disaster if its not put under controls and regulations. What kind of contingency plans does the oil companies and government have in place if thousands of acres of wilderness erupts in to eternal flames? We have seen what a single oil well rig gone ballistic can do to the environment, just imagine deserts, towns, developments turn in to flaming lawns. There are coal mines that have been burning for a hundred years, just think of what liquid coal would do.