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nerde

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 3:17:31 PM

In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling. A thousand miles away on the plains of north Texas, there's a drilling boom, too, but some air pollution levels have declined. Opponents of drilling point to Colorado and say it's dangerous. Companies point to Texas and say drilling is safe.

The answer appears to be that drilling can be safe or it can be dangerous. Industry practices, enforcement, geography and even snow cover can minimize or magnify air pollution problems.


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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:24:53 PM


Excellent idea SUPERSTEVIEO, why not!
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kkimes
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:40:26 PM

I hate to say 'I told you so', but....
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SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:41:59 AM

there are pollution limits on cars... why not on these drilling operations????
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:53:30 AM

not saying bad, but at what price
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TC5504
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:42:45 PM

More regulations.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:17:49 PM

Geography has a whole lot to do with it.
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doghaulr
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:11:44 PM

if you plug cows butts then that would help the methane problem, cow farts.....
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 8:53:30 PM

Drilling basically is converting circular motion in to leaner move, same thing starts with 'S' word but in slow motion, It could be cleaner?
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GasFreeLeaf
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:50:18 PM

Can be
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:03:29 PM

Need to continue drilling but they need to 'keep it clean' at same time.
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RonElp
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 7:02:08 PM

Texas is heavy into Wind Power and solar power.
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kag2010
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:45:33 PM

It can be dangerous.
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ceklea
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:23:53 PM

As the artciles states, "Across the industry, the technology for stopping leaks can be as simple as fixing seals and gaskets, or it can involve hundreds of millions of dollars of new construction."
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:00:11 PM

Good to know
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Hemi3tc
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 4:47:01 PM

Depends on how clean you want it. If you want it clean enough to eat off it will never happen.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 4:44:34 PM

im amazed at this study
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 4:28:09 PM

Let's make it as safe and clean as possible!
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SilverDodge2000
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 3:51:36 PM

Well the answer is very very simple. Colorado has a much larger group of tree huggers than Texas.
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pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 3:49:41 PM

Well see soon
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md11capt
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 3:19:01 PM

We'll see.
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