Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Graveyard Shift Wandering Thoughts

What follows is the rambling of an unfocused mind. You have been warned.

We have now had over a month of rain, the ground is saturated and the rivers are running high and muddy. Lots of flooding on the South Platte in NE Colorado.

Colorado drivers who think nothing of driving 10 over on black ice in a blizzard are doing 15 under in the rain.

One meteorologist has said we are back to normal, that the dry spell starting in the 1970’s isn't the norm!

All this is bad for those in the flood paths but good news for the vast region dependent on the Ogallala Aquifer and the smaller aquifers in the region.

SE Colorado/SW Kansas/Oklahoma panhandle is seeing a lot of rain after years of drought. This should be a good summer to visit the Comanche Grasslands.

My heart is heavy for my relatives and friends in the Moffat and Rio Blanco counties of NW Colorado. An out of state “Environment” Group along with an Obama appointed Federal Judge found a regulation (among thousands) not followed and have given the major coal mine in the area 120 days to shut down. This regulation was not followed by the Federal Government, not the coal company, but matters not to the enviornazis and the syncopate judge.    

While I hate to give these environazis any publicity, here is their “victory” statement.

What is at stake.

Governor Wishywashy leaps into the breach

What happens after the coal is mined?


 No need here to delve into my utter outrage about this situation. One source says Colorado families face a $700 a year increase in their electric bills with the 30% renewable energy mandate.

The only constant is change.


Our junior Senator weighs in.



Coffeypot said...

It was nice to hear the young Senator speak up, but it was as useless as a fart. No demand for change, no trying to save anything. Just rhetoric. I feel for the people in that area and how a small majority can ruin so many lives.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Gardner is good at speaking. His best attribute is pissing off (P)regressives.

Craig, CO and the area has survived many booms and busts. Cattle, uranium, among others but at what cost? My father was born and raised in Moffat County. He was able to be a small rancher in the next county east by being a control room operator in coal fired power plants. If I set my mind to it, I could come up with at least twenty or more relatives in the coal industry, past and present.

Old NFO said...

The games continue, and OUR pockets get hit... Again!!!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Guess since we have Obama phones, we can afford Obama utilities. Seems to me we are reaching a point where that old mule just won't pull anymore.