You MUST watch the documentary Gasland!
If you live in the Aspen, Colorado area it is playing at the Wheeler tonight, August 25th It is also on HBO for the next month.
For a while now the Oil and Gas Industry has been moving closer and closer into our pristine valley. They have taken over much of Western Colorado and Northern New Mexico. The destruction that they bring is unbelievable. Our little valley is considered the Saudi Arabia of the United States! They, in fact, refer to our area as the 'National Sacrifice Zone"
This UNREGULATED industry is EXEMPT from federal protections like the Clean Water Act. The Oil and Gas industry leaves the landscape and their communities with polluted air and contaminated water. The contaminates thay they are exposing the people of these communitites to are not even disclosed to them. it is considered PROPRIATERY and therefore are allowed to be kept secret.
Farmers and land owners do not own the mineral rights of their land so the Oil and Gas industry can move onto their land and set up a well!
"Imagine discovering that you don't own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door. Imagine having little recourse, other than accepting an unregulated industry in your backyard. Split Estate maps a tragedy in the making, as citizens in the path of a new drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health." Split Estate
Can you get invloved with clean air, clean water, and public health?
Check out: Thompson Divide Coalition