Denver Post has a Sunday story about methane drilling at the Rulison underground nuclear test site near Rifle, Colorado. Rulison was an Operation Plowshare test in 1969 and the story describes the test and protest.
In Rifle, the drilling seems audacious.
Critics are wary of company assurances that its drills will not disturb a dormant monster. They note that another gas driller has been delivering bottled water to Garfield County homeowners near a creek polluted by a leak.
"We're very dubious of their claims that nothing can go wrong," said Duke Cox, president of the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance. "Things do go wrong. They go wrong all the time." ...
... For enough money, "they'd drill through Abraham Lincoln's brain," he said. [nearby landowner Wesley Kent]
If Lincoln had gas. Coco