Energy development in Western Colorado

EnCana Engineer Fills CDale Trustees in on Fracking

April 18, 2012
EnCana Engineer Fills CDale Trustees in on Fracking Carbondale trustees got a visit from EnCana Corporation Tuesday night, when an engineer and a stakeholder relations advisor gave a presentation on hydraulic fracturing.

EnCana is one of the largest natural gas operators in the country, and here in Garfield County, they're a major player in the extraction of natural gas. Last night, engineer Mark Balderston assured the board that because of the use of best practices when it comes to safety, they're in control of the "whole situation, all the time".

KDNK Eric Skalac caught up with Balderston after his presentation to the board to find out more about what happens to wells once they're depleted, and about how spills of produced water are treated.
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Audio from EnCana's fracking presentation to the CDale Board of Trustees

EnCana engineer Mark Balderston and stakeholder relations advisor Sherry Long answer the Board of Trustee's questions about the makeup of fracking fluid and Colorado's fracking fluid disclosure rule.

Trustees Pam Zentmyer and Frosty Marriot ask the first questions, followed by Mayor Stacey Bernot, Town Manager Jay Harrington, and trustees Elizabeth Murphy, John Hoffman and Allyn Harvey.

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