Additional Information Obtained from
COGCC relative to the West Divide Creek Seep
Note - the information I am discussing
below was shared with me by the COGCC at a time (June 2008-2012) when I was
inundated by agency requests for data and in blazing pursuit of my own. In
that crises environment I missed a very important component of state
evidence which showed clear thermogenic impacts to ground water in
association with fracking activities (the Langegger property has always
shown such an impact, but, counter to the COGCC claims of 'no impact', this
evidence showed a number of other locations as well).
The information below was accompanied
by a very large data set from 2004, which included COGCC correspondence and
detailed revelation of water chemistry revealing widespread impacts to
ground water from thermogenic (production) gas. The COGCC suppressed this
information for years, denying any impacts had ever occurred from fracking
activities and allowing the rural public - generally unprotected by ground
water protection laws - to consume water from a clearly compromised
Perhaps most astonishing of all...
David Neslin, later Director of the COGCC testified to Congress that no such
impacts had occurred, all the while his own lead investigator was providing
me with clear and corroborating information to the contrary. Not only that,
I had been persistently engaged in encouraging him and his staff to address
impacts to West Divide Creek while they were busy discrediting me on the
state's website via their "Gasland Correction Document". Just before Mr.
Neslin left the COGCC to purportedly work with a law firm representing
EnCana, he oversaw the approval of
EnCana drilling into the West Divide Creek Seep hydro-geology.
Whereas, the dataset is not included
herein, a snap shot of the plotted isotopic gas signatures graphically
demonstrates a number of impacted domestic water sources dating to 2004 and
concurrent with the fracking disaster of the Schwartz well. An associated
document list is also included. Once I realized I possessed the dataset and
further recognized its credible and compelling value in dispelling the
long-touted industry and state agency fallacy of "no impact", I shared it
with relevant authorities, where it remains in current circulation.
Thermogenic gas plot of
various sampling points relative to aquifer
[sample of isotopic gas signatures plotting in the thermogenic
Additional COGCC Document List
[Key documents relative to and considered in seep event]