Letter: Centralized gas ops benefit GarCo | PostIndependent.com

Letter: Centralized gas ops benefit GarCo

Centralized remote hydraulic fracturing has centralized natural gas operations in Colorado removing millions of truck trips from county roads. The same technology has reduced emissions, dust and the size of drilling pads.

The ponds that supply water remotely are approved through a state permitting process that is the most stringent in the nation including requirements for double liners, state-of-the-art leak detection, bird netting, odor mitigation requirements and modern design and engineering standards.

Centralization of natural gas operations has benefited Garfield County in numerous ways. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent’s self-serving bias against industry in headline and story selection doesn’t change the fact that Garfield county’s air is the cleanest in Colorado, the citizens are among the healthiest and the fiscally responsible commissioners have adopted policies that result in Garfield County having just about the highest cash reserves per capita in the nation.

These claims are supported by robust data. Of course why would the Post Independent ever report on these unglamorous realities?

Morton Brookshire

Colorado Springs

Editor’s note: While we disagree with the Colorado Springs correspondent’s assertion that our coverage of natural gas operations and Garfield County government is self-serving and biased, we wouldn’t want to also be accused of suppressing the writer’s opinion. We let our coverage speak for itself.

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