Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Did COGA’s Kathy Hall call it quits over ‘fracking fluid in my mouth’ comment?

The Colorado Independent
By David O. Williams 10/20/09 11:28 AM

"Kathy Hall, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association Western Slope representative infamously caught on film saying natural-gas drilling chemicals are so benign she’s had them in her mouth, resigned from COGA last week, according to the Denver Post.

In today’s Post, columnist Susan Greene confirmed what the rumor mill has been churning out for the last couple of days – that Hall, a former Republican Mesa County commissioner and chair of the Western Slope lobbying group Club 20, has stepped down from COGA.

In the award-winning documentary “Split Estate” that aired on Discovery Channel’s Planet Green over the weekend, Hall tells filmmakers, “I’ve had fracking fluid taken right out of a truck. I’ve had it in my mouth, I’ve tasted it, and I’m just fine.”

Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of injecting water, sand and undisclosed chemicals deep into natural-gas wells to fracture tight rock and sand formations and free up more gas. Conservationists and some politicians want the process regulated by the federal government because they fear chemicals are contaminating groundwater supplies.

Citizen groups in Garfield County aired “Split Estate” for the county commissioners last week in an attempt to get them to sign a resolution supporting the FRAC Act, which would remove a Safe Drinking Water Act exemption granted hydraulic fracturing during the Bush administration in 2005." More>>>>

Related Drilling Santa Fe posts:

Kathy Hall, Colorado Oil And Gas Chief, Resigns Amid Brazen Comments About Fracking Fluid

Greene: Colorado gas industry shill's claim of swigging fracking fluid hard to swallow

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