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Letter: Why not monitor for seismic activity?

Here’s what I don’t get. Ursa has an opportunity to prove that injection wells don’t cause seismic activity and slightly ease the minds of residents at the same time. All the company has to do is monitor its site, openly and transparently. And it doesn’t. Makes a curious mind ask why — if there is nothing to hide.

I don’t know if there is a link or not between injection wells and earthquakes, but if I was trying to prove there wasn’t one, gain the public trust or set the standard for getting gas and oil with environmental integrity, I’d be begging someone to come monitor my site (for everything). I have no comment for why the commissioners wouldn’t want monitoring for us. A missed opportunity for all.

Carol Turtle

Glenwood Springs

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