Wednesday Open Thread

“Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.”

–Hermann Hesse

10 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Voyageur says:

    Today is national Do What It Takes to Stop Barnes from Filing the Anchor Post Day.

  2. davebarnes says:

    Today is National Raspberry Tart Day 

  3. MartinMark says:

    Re Sinclair Photo Op.

    1. The interview with the store owner is actually hilarious.  The guy basically undermines and disagrees with everything the Repugs are saying; yet he allows them to take over his store anyway.  Pretty much sums up the modern GOP.

    2. Does anyone have an annotated photo of who all those Republican luminaries are?

  4. davebarnes says:

    Oil spills prosecution by Colorado regulators puts company on trial for its life

    https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2021/08/11/colorado-oil-kp-kauffman-cogcc-trial-fines.html

    "The five-member commission is deciding whether to apply the COGCC staff’s recommended $3.75 million fine for the 150-employee K.P. Kauffman, which operates 1,246 oil and gas wells in the state, most of them in Weld and Adams counties just north of the Denver metro area.

    “The testimony and the evidence in the record will show that KPK is an unreliable, incapable and impactful operator,” said Caitlin Stafford, the state’s assistant attorney general representing COGCC staff in prosecuting the case.

    The COGCC staff recommended $3.75 million in fines and whatever additional enforcement action the commissioners deem necessary.

    The eight COGGC rule violations being heard include incidents involving a cut flow line from a well that leaked and then inspectors found releasing natural gas next to a Weld County road; oil and gas liquids surfacing through a Frederick street next to a high school; farm fields damaged by petrochemical releases; damage to an irrigation canal; and allegations the company improperly dumped contaminated soil on a Weld County farm field instead of taking it to an environmental disposal facility.

    The COGCC staff report says K.P. Kauffman’s rate of spills has been accelerating and far surpasses what’s typical. It reported 30 spills in 2020 compared to an average of six spills by similar-sized companies, and K.P. Kauffman’s spills last year doubled the number reported for the company with the second-highest spill count, the COGCC said."

  5. Diogenesdemar says:

    Get out tonight and tomorrow night to view the annual Persieds meteor shower . . .

    . . . if you can get to a dark, smoke free location . . .

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