Just like the 1967 referendum, we all know how that …

Comment on Who pays the bill when fracking goes wrong? by Jim Cleary.

Just like the 1967 referendum, we all know how that turned out.
Alice will suffer because those who do not rely on the local water will have the final say.
Fracking is not worth the damage left behind.

Recent Comments by Jim Cleary

Council wrestles with latest fracking developments
Why is the question not raised with the fracking companies about the estimated amount of water required at a site?
At least get an approximate figure.


Fracking well ‘unstable’
Fracking has been in Colorado for many years.
It is just now the Colorado has passed a bill where the industry will have to pay $270,000 towards the clean up of their old sites. Many times they would shut down with no clean up of sites.
We have recently had house explosions caused by oil / gas pipes. It can be a dangerous business if not monitored by outside organisations, and not just allowing the fracking industry to monitor itself.
As a past resident of Alice for a period of 30 years I am aware of the water situation, I am also aware of the amount of water used in fracking, plus the illegal disposal of the water and chemicals returning to the surface while fracking.
Water is far more precious than any amount of oil.


Tourism, salt and toxic waste, 780 metres below
A very interesting article. However I see no mention of the disposal of the toxic waste created by the fracking industry.
As we all know there are thousands of gallons of water and unknown toxic chemicals pumped into the ground for the fracking of the rock with unknown amounts returning to the surface.
Here in the US, one of the major concerns is the legal disposal of this toxic mix which include old salt mine caves.
So, as per my question, will the fracking waste be considered for storage in the area in question?


That’s why we all live here
Have seen some great sunsets here in Colorado, but nothing matching the brilliant colours seen in the Alice.


Chin up, says tourism pioneer: Go and sell it
What great memories.
It was a pleasure knowing Keith and working with him even as part of the competition, Pioneer Tours.
When things went wrong at times, both companies were there too assist the other to ensure the tourist got to their destination. I have so many fond memories from those days.
Thank you Keith.


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