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Letter: There’s no appropriate route into Thompson divide for drilling trucks

The recent articles describing the tremendous impacts of drilling just two test wells in the Thompson Divide highlights why so many of us believe this special area is not appropriate for industrial gas development. As a student at CRMS living and studying every day along one of the few roads leading into the Thompson Divide I can easily imagine how drilling and the truck trips required to do it could overwhelm a community and change what it means to live there.

Clearly there is no appropriate route into the Thompson Divide for gas truck and drilling rigs — not through Glenwood and Four Mile Road, not through Silt and up East Divide and not through Carbondale, past CRMS and up Thompson Creek. Respecting this environment, and the unique resources it has to offer besides gas, is important to people who live in the area, and the same should go for the companies that wish to drill there.

Tashi Brundige

CRMS student, Carbondale

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