She did not mention there were two people speaking independently of Sara Barwinski, who presented a well reasoned opposition statement that eight Weld Air and Water members consecutively continued to read from when the commission allowed her only three minutes to state her case.
No mention in the Tribune's article of:
- The 17 residents of Hunter’s cove who voiced their opposition in a petition as they could not attend, or
- That the proposal is for horizontally fractured wells which utilizes large amounts of sand and poses a health risk for those living, walking or jogging nearby when they inhale silica dust, or
- Concern about potential spills into the Sheep's Draw watershed, and ground water contamination, or
- The fact that more and more health professionals are reporting signs that negative health impacts are being seen in areas ½ to 1 mile or greater from drill sites, or
- That a young man who works for one of the Oil and Gas companies had admitted to her that "he would not be comfortable raising his two children 350 ft. from an oil and gas site and that he didn’t believe that everything the industry did was right".
Instead of mentioning some of these points, she chose to include comments that were made after the meeting by Craig Rasmuson, the VP of operations and production for Synergy. He said that,
"the amount of equipment they have planned for the 12-acre site is no different from a well site somewhere in the country."
Does he not understand that the trucking in of heavy equipment, and the use and buildup thereof, has a more negative impact on people in a residential area than it does out in open outside of the city?