Thursday, January 19, 2012

Colorado parks commission OK's plan to drill at state park

Denver Business Journal
Date: Friday, January 13, 2012

Colorado Parks and Wildlife commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to give the go-ahead to limited oil and gas drilling inside St. Vrain State Park, near Longmont.

KUNC reports that the 14-member panel OK'd a staff recommendation to allow Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to drill in the park starting in 2013.

The vote allows agency director Rick Cables to negotiate a lease with Anadarko, based in The Woodlands, Texas, one of three oil companies that have expressed an interest in the mineral rights under the park.

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Stop this an absolute tragedy! Why in the hell would anyone that works to protect our natural areas vote to allow fracking in a designated State Park? It is a collision with their mission to ensure sustainable, viable, ecosystems for flora and fauna inhabitants and for the people to enjoy and connect with. 

One would want to better understand why these daft voters still retain a position to protect our environment.  We say: 'Fire all of them!" And do it now.

Send these, so-called 'protectors of the lands' a tweet or email, and let them know just how you feel they are handling YOUR State Parks. Is your park next?

@costateparks  (email State Parks)

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