I’ve mentioned water use a time or two.
Shell Stakes Claim on Yampa River
Oil company seeking water to develop shale
by Jerd Smith
The race to secure water for oil shale has moved to the Yampa River, one of the last few streams in the West with liquid to spare.
Shell Oil Co. has staked a new claim on the scenic waterway, seeking millions of gallons of H20 to support future plans for oil shale, said spokesman Tracy Boyd.
What are we doing here PEOPLE?
Shell’s claim to the river is for 375 cubic feet per second, or about 750 acre-feet per day. One acre foot is enough to serve two urban homes for one year.
Remember: That water is polluted then pumped into disposal wells where it is forever removed from our hydrologic cyle!
Check out the video I found in the comments:
George Monbiot meets … Jeroen van de Veer
In the latest of his groundbreaking encounters with the figures whose decisions shape our environment, George Monbiot challenges Jeroen van de Veer, chief executive of oil and gas giant Shell, on ethics, greenwash advertising, renewable energy investments and gas-flaring in Nigeria
I’ve noticed that lately Barnett Shell operators have started flaring gas wells on the ground like shown in the movie. I guess they think we won’t notice.
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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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