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Environment

Pandora's Box - March 11th, 2014

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Rich Anderson
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Oil and gas development within the shale deposits in Montezuma and La Plata counties could employ the practice of hydraulic fracturing, the controversial drilling practice that has been linked to environmental issues in other parts of the U.S. Host Lyn Patrick talks with Pete Dronkers from Earthworks, a national and local environmental nonprofit that is working on issues related to the potential hazards of fracking in southwest Colorado.

Earthworks website: www.earthworksaction.org

GIS map of Colorado BLM Oil and Gas Leases: http://geocommons.com/maps/143690

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