Who can forget when industry shill Kathy
Hill Hall tries to blow smoke up the public’s ass in the documentary Split Estate?
“I have fracking fluid taken right out of a fracking truck. I’ve had it in my mouth. I’ve tasted it. And I’m just fine.”
Susan Greene’s opinion piece in the Denver Post rips Hill a new one and so does Dr. Colborn.
“It’s nothing you’d want to put in your mouth. That’s as foolish as drinking raw sewage — and probably far more dangerous,” says Dr. Theo Colborn of the Endocrine Disruption Exchange, a Paonia-based group studying the health effects of drilling.
As it turns out
Hill Hall now claims she didn’t say what we all saw her say.
Hall — a former Mesa County commissioner and chief of the West Slope business group Club 20 — accused filmmakers of dubbing her.
“My mouth doesn’t even match the words that I’m saying at that particular time in the movie,” she said Monday.
She later conceded that she may have mentioned “something about my mouth” during the interview. “There’s nothing more dangerous in that fluid than what’s in your makeup, honey, or your toothpaste or what you use to clean your hot tub,” she added.
“I didn’t say I put it my mouth. But you know what? I wouldn’t be afraid to say that, either.”
Hall resigned from COGA last week. Lucky for her because I’d planned to challenge her to a real live swigging demonstration. I was really looking forward to seeing her swallow.
Read the whole oped HERE.
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Jovan Gonzales says
Of all the parts of that whooooole piece, that's all I could think. "Let me go get a glass of fracking fluid and make you drink it on live TV", was the first thing that popped into my mind. I think everyone in charge saying there's nothing unhealthy about the fluid should all drink some. Then we should deny them the right to tell the doctor what's in it when they get sick, since we aren't allowed to know what's in it either. Sounds fair, no? And last time I checked, honey was NOT in the same league as make-up and toothpaste. It's bee throw-up. That's clearly different, hahaha!
Get a jar of the REAL stuff from Halliburton (bet they won't give you the real stuff) and get the cameras rolling and have at it.
Christine Heinrichs says
Sharon, hold these people to their words! I'll come to Texas to witness that.
Of course, she won't. But the image is riveting.