We've created a small gallery showing the drill site depicted in these videos, and adjacent residences. Although the operations depicted are probably allowed by Colorado law, nearby homeowners who have water wells for drinking and bathing are concerned about these practices as drilling permeates the area. Multiply this scene tens of thousands of times, and you get the idea what's been happening in recent years with drilling in many parts of the country.
UPDATE 9/16/09: In response to a comment, we thought folks might appreciate these links to other resources about fraccing:
- A summary report on chemicals found in fraccing fluids, their toxicity, and health effects
- Tables that list chemicals used in drilling and fraccing
- This press release from The Wilderness Society supporting pending legislation that would require companies to publicly disclose the chemicals used in fraccing
- Announcement that EPA found fraccing chemicals contaminating residential water wells in Pavillion, Wyoming
- A wealth of additional information on hydrofracturing from Earthworks