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Can Frackers Be Paid Off? How One Community Is Trying to Buy Out Oil and Gas Leases


Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife, healthconditions )

Cal
- 485 days ago - alternet.org
The Thompson Divide has some of the best recreational opportunities in the country. It's also an important headwaters, but that may not be enough to save it.



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Kit B. (276)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 4:20 pm

It's just a shame that it takes money to protect our natural heritage. Damn FRACKERS.

Thank you for taking the time to thank Senator Bennet for his hard work on the issue of the Thompson Divide. Your support will greatly help us as we move forward to accomplish our mission: to secure permanent protection from oil and gas development in the Thompson Divide.

Click on "Thompson Divide Coalition" to find letter. This deserves our support.
 

Christeen Anderson (513)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 4:40 pm
Probably, they are right up there with politicians.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 5:13 pm
I guess do what you have to do to get rid of them. It's a shame that the government sits on it's ass and does nothing
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 5:15 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. From what I read, the wealthiest are banning together to buy off the potential frackers, who will then just start fracking in a nearby community that isn't wealthy enough to pay them off. This sounds like what Bloomberg's planning to do in NYC. He has a plan to "shore up" the town against potential future flooding from storms like Hurricane Sandy. But, the lower lying areas of the city will still not be protected, and in fact, may be harder hit. hmmmm...again.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 7:06 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 7:44 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

lee e. (114)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:15 am
Thanks Kit for pointing out to the petition, which I signed for better or for worse, because as Lois points out - the rich seem to know how to stop their greedy peers - and probably based on personal experience, they are wealthy enough to point them to other areas that they might opt to destroy!
 

Landis Baxter-Howard (2)
Monday June 24, 2013, 3:37 pm
Thanks!
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:36 pm
The whole leasing law needs to be revised. How can these people get a lease to mine or extract oil and gas on other people's property? Oil and gas are no longer essential survival necessities for the nation. There are cleaner, less toxic and greenhouse gas free sources available now and therefore there is no longer an excuse for this mindless destruction.
 
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