Reader: John Hickenlooper is an uninformed industry apologist when it comes to fracking
Alan Prendergast's recent post quoted Governor John Hickenlooper as calling the prospect of contamination from fracking "inconceivable."
But one reader thinks he wouldn't have any problems conceiving of this prospect were he not buddying up to the oil and gas industry.
Judy Jordan writes:
An unabashed industry apologist who obviously doesn't know what he's talking about. When is the last time he studied this? Fracking itself takes place deep in the earth, in some cases at depths well below useable aquifers. But Hick anad his good old industry buddies miss the point. The wells go right THROUGH the aquifers on the way down to the hydrocabon bearing zone, and since they're not sealed properly, they serve as conduits for the fluids to rise up to zones that ARE close to the useable aquifers
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