Friday, December 19, 2008

Shoot in CO for BusinessWeek

This was a really interesting story I recently shot for BusinessWeek. Natural gas companies are drilling all over western Colorado. They get gas out of the ground by drilling down several hundred feet and injecting a mix of water, air, and proprietary chemicals that force the gas up, out, and into big tanks.

The problems are caused mainly by the chemicals, which can contaminate the ground water, and by the platforms, which release volatile organic compounds. Not to mention the effect that all of this industrial activity has on a small town like Silt, Colorado.

I loved working on this story, partly because it was interesting to meet the different people involved, and partly because it felt like the story might actually help change things.

The complete article in BusinessWeek is here.

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