Erie mayor fracks with nature
(Re: “We want Erie’s next check,” ICUMI, Feb. 14.) Mayor Joe, for numerous weeks I have read your opinions in the Colorado Hometown Weekly and watched you bumble your way through with more name-calling (melodramatic, over-the-top fracktivists, and you even had the audacity to cut down Al Gore.) Who really has the tunnel vision?
This is what I read in the Erie Health Study Data Report: Cynthia Elwood of Lakewood-based Pinyon Environmental Inc. reviewed the air sampling performed in Erie last year. Cynthia really covered her butt in this report.
#1. “Concentrations of various (not all) compounds are comparatively low and not likely to raise significant health issues of concern.”
#2. “However, it is unable to estimate the potential risk due to exposure from multiple chemicals at the same time which may be higher.”
#3. “Let me just say, that this is not a perfect study. It is limited. There are 18 data points and it was a one-month period and it’s one well pad.” (18 data points out of hundreds)
Mayor Joe Wilson, how can you keep insisting that, “This is terrific news for Erie families, who have been misled into believing they were at significant risk”? You are not just working against Erie citizens, you’re fracking with nature, and past statements will come back to haunt you. Of course, when we do have earthquakes, like the ones now occurring in Texas, you’ll just say it’s because we’re on the fault line!
David L. Johnson/Erie
(Re: “Want to bring back the draft? Here’s how.” Danish Plan, Feb. 21.) I’ll be damned if I don’t have a single criticism for Mr. Danish’s article this week.
As always, he’s saying what no one wants to hear by frankly stating the obvious — I respect that.
One correction to your review
The connection I made with Sandy in China began with eight months of emailing and almost nightly hours of web-cam communication before my first trip to meet her in China.
I have now been to China nine times. I met Sandy there on my fifth trip, on which we were together for 10 days. Then another to meet her parents. Then another to visit and get to know each other better.
Then a trip to go through the immigration process at the U.S. Embassy, and finally bring her here to the U.S. Since we have been married, we have gone back to see family and sightsee.
It was a nice long courtship and we knew each other much more than what you have assumed. We are both computer-savvy and communicated often with translations via each of our computers. We had a lot of fun doing that. Most of the time we did not need to do that.
Sandy’s English was minimal at first but she is an extremely fast learner.
We have been married three and a half years now. Pretty happy too.
Steven Bolstad/via Internet
Thanks for coverage
Thank you for your wonderful and well-researched article “Fish on the line” (Boulderganic, Jan. 17).
I am delighted that you included my Colorado Ocean Coalition perspective in the article. This is an important topic and many people do not realize that they have a significant impact on ocean health by simply making personal choices. I have had many calls regarding the opportunities for people to engage in this somewhat complicated topic, and I thank you for covering this in Boulder Weekly.
Vicki Nichols Goldstein, founder, Colorado Ocean Coalition/Boulder