To: Matt Lepore, Director Of Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Shut Down Earthquake Causing Injection Wells in Colorado
Whereas: There has been recent seismic activity in Weld County Colorado (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000r9pp#summary) within 2 miles of two injection wells(http://dnrwebmapgdev.state.co.us/mg2012app/), and
Whereas: The US Geological Survey has determined there is a direct causal link between such injection wells and seismic activity (http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/man-made-earthquakes/)
Whereas: The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act charges the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission with “protection of public health, safety, and welfare” (34-60-102).
Therefore, we ask that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission immediately order that all injection wells within its jurisdiction be closed, and no further wells of this type be allowed to operate in the state of Colorado.
Why is this important?
I live in Greeley Colorado. We had an earthquake last night (5/31/2014). I don't want to end up like the Oklahoma City area with a cluster of these quakes because the oil and gas companies are too lazy to clean up their polluted water and just inject it into deep wells.