Water’s On Fire

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By: Vanessa Martinez
Category: Elevated Voices
Posted: May 13, 2011 9:47 AM

Weld County Commissioners vs. Fracking: The Music Video (with VIDEO)

It’s beginning to feel a lot like 2012—or some other federal election year—with fracking (that’s short for hydraulic fracturing) on the line at the ballot box. Among the drilling method’s supporters are Weld County’s commissioners, who are launching a “myth-busting” tour this summer.

As the elected representatives of Colorado’s most prolific natural-gas-drilling county, their primary target is a little Academy Award–nominated documentary called Gasland, which scans the country for examples of how fracking is contaminating drinking water (Greeley Tribune). Weld claims more than 17,000 active oil-and-gas wells, some of which are literally in residents’ backyards, and criticisms like Gasland‘s have raised some concerns.

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