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The Thompson Divide is an area of Colorado that is well known for its wilderness qualities, as well as being used for grazing by local ranchers using public permits.

Unfortunately, the oil and gas industry wants to drill there very intensely. Environmental organizations from national to state to local want the area protected from any drilling. Drilling, nonetheless, is creeping up the mountain from the west, pictured herein. Also pictured herein, are areas that don't currently have any development whatsoever.

The impacts to the local ecosystems, local economy, and global climate are calculable, and astronomical. The Thompson Divide Coalition works to negotiate with the companies and state and national political realms to find a way to protect it from any drilling: http://www.savethompsondivide.org/. Their studies show how much the area already contributes to the economy, for example. Other environmental organizations are also heavily involved.
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Climate Photography, Joshua Ruschhaupt
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Thompson Divide, CO (Oil and Gas)
#ThisIsClimateChange<br />
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The Thompson Divide is an area of Colorado that is well known for its wilderness qualities, as well as being used for grazing by local ranchers using public permits.  <br />
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Unfortunately, the oil and gas industry wants to drill there very intensely.  Environmental organizations from national to state to local want the area protected from any drilling.  Drilling, nonetheless, is creeping up the mountain from the west, pictured herein.  Also pictured herein, are areas that don't currently have any development whatsoever.  <br />
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The impacts to the local ecosystems, local economy, and global climate are calculable, and astronomical.  The Thompson Divide Coalition works to negotiate with the companies and state and national political realms to find a way to protect it from any drilling: http://www.savethompsondivide.org/.  Their studies show how much the area already contributes to the economy, for example.  Other environmental organizations are also heavily involved.