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December 18, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Colorado knows about fracking

I am a Colorado resident. I just moved out of Garfield County, Colo., partly to get away from the pollution created by fracking. I have a friend who’s family ranch has been polluted so much that they can set their creek on fire. Many area residents can burn the water coming from the tap in their homes.

Parachute Creek in Garfield County is contaminated, and it’s getting worse. Oil and gas spilled into the creek more than six months ago, bringing with them levels of cancer-causing benzene exceeding the federal safe drinking water limit.

Garfield County residents are pushing for a recall of at least one of the county commissioners due to his dealings with the gas companies. The reason I am writing this letter is to warn people that drinking water is being polluted with cancer-causing contaminants.

I am doing this with the hope that the citizens of Arizona, Nevada and Utah will do some research into what is happening in Garfield County.

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