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There are 45 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Jan 12, 2009, titled Company asks city to waive drilling law: ConocoPhillips wants t.... In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

An oil and gas company has asked the city to allow it to drill at night near homes, leading some residents to complain.

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hillbilly

United States

#1 Jan 13, 2009
I bet people in the Ukraine would be tickled pink to have a gas well drilled near their homes...........
hmm

United States

#3 Jan 13, 2009
chicken street RN wrote:
I care for many navajo's on the Rez near Huerfano&DZ who live no more than 100ft from pump jacks and metal tanks, and you never hear them complain.(They don't recieve a dime of royalty cuz their lawyers swindled them back in the 60's to take the lump sum and forego royalty rights.) they say that the big trucks are tearing up the road and leaving trash along the side.
Were reading about farmington, not the rez!!
As for your comment on the royalties, look no further than your own tribal gov't. That's where the hold up is.

“getting closer to home...”

Since: Aug 08

middle of nowhere NM

#5 Jan 13, 2009
Easy !! NO!!! unless they are paid for the inconvience,,, cause it's all the 4 corners is going to see in income, returned from Santa Fe...We are the second largest income earner in the State,, and the poorest...Eminate Domain is not lost on me.. pay me to drill at night, or don't drill!!!After all this is America where Greed is KING...
Anyone says different don't live there,and should not speak,, unless they have a well in the front yard for free,, or lost there home cause they wanted to drill, on your,opps,THERE,, land...
Harvey

San Jose, CA

#6 Jan 13, 2009
GOOD! We don't need any more racist rednecks coming to Farmington.
Information

Farmington, NM

#7 Jan 13, 2009
hillbilly wrote:
I bet people in the Ukraine would be tickled pink to have a gas well drilled near their homes..........
And that's difference between the U.S. and Russia, dip sh*t. Here in the US we can protest such things, it's in our bill of rights to do so. We have the right to a peaceful place to live free of noise and all other polution, you know Life, Liberty and the Pusuit of Happiness applies to the citizens not the corporations.
What the F

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Jan 13, 2009
Don't you guys know anything? Corporations are above the law. How dare you little people even allude to your rights as citizens and homeowners.

“Just a Red Herring”

Since: Apr 08

Farmington, NM

#9 Jan 13, 2009
Information wrote:
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And that's difference between the U.S. and Russia, dip ****.
And there's a slight difference between Russia and the Ukraine, despite what the Kremlin would like us to believe.

I don't appreciate the snide comment about bellyaching in a world where half of Europe was held hostage due to another winter of Russia and its former buffer states feuding over the pipeline (this has been going on for several years, folks)... but I also don't appreciate the generalized ignorance from the peanut gallery either.
What the F

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Jan 13, 2009
Nick__ wrote:
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And there's a slight difference between Russia and the Ukraine, despite what the Kremlin would like us to believe.
I don't appreciate the snide comment about bellyaching in a world where half of Europe was held hostage due to another winter of Russia and its former buffer states feuding over the pipeline (this has been going on for several years, folks)... but I also don't appreciate the generalized ignorance from the peanut gallery either.
As much as I'd like to say otherwise, I can't. Nobody cares what you don't appreciate. These postings are for peoples opinions to be expressed. If you do not appreciate it, you may click off of this site and click on a different website that you do appreciate. Freedom is beautiful, don't you think?
Burned Out Hippie

Rio Rancho, NM

#11 Jan 13, 2009
Well, why don't all you complainers stop using gas and oil then? Then there would not be a need to drill, day or night. What? You enjoy all the benifits and mobility offered by gas and oil?
What the F

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Jan 13, 2009
Burned Out Hippie wrote:
Well, why don't all you complainers stop using gas and oil then? Then there would not be a need to drill, day or night. What? You enjoy all the benifits and mobility offered by gas and oil?
That's a lame argument. If this is true then we should stop going to school because schools aren't perfect? We should overthrow the government because it's not perfect? Stop obeying laws because they aren't perfect?
Reality

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Jan 13, 2009
Why should one gas company be given favor over and above the law? Several other gas companies have successfully drilled wells within the city limits without asking for this favor or trying to bribe the neighbors.
Say No!
Native X

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Jan 13, 2009
Chicken Street RN
WOW you picked a great name, hopefully you are not related or know chicken street JHOn. He is truly an IDIOT along with Chicken Street Girl.
Wake up and smell the coffee, you are in an oilfield area. Almost everything around here is paid for by the oilfield. Many of us Dine` think it is us and Farmington would go under if we stopped going there. REALITY is the oilfield pays foreverything, we are only a nice padding, but not a necessity.

“Polymath”

Since: Jul 08

Farmington

#15 Jan 13, 2009
Native X wrote:
Wake up and smell the coffee, you are in an oilfield area. Almost everything around here is paid for by the oilfield. Many of us Dine` think it is us and Farmington would go under if we stopped going there. REALITY is the oilfield pays foreverything, we are only a nice padding, but not a necessity.
Yeah, I'll tell that to all the educators at the college, all the retailers in town, all the farmers at NAPI, and all the ranchers, growers, and other farmers.

Let's get real... Just because the oilfield is big around here DOES NOT give them the right to arbitrarily destroy another human being's health or welfare. That's the kind of thing that starts revolutions.

(See: Boston Tea Party)

If the City Council, which by now cannot possibly be less impressive to me, votes to do this, I honestly hope that it is one of THEIR homes that get this vicious, inhumane treatment.

But, of course, that's not very likely to happen, is it?
Citizen

Aztec, NM

#16 Jan 13, 2009
The company risks cave-ins and other problems if it follows the law??? Why are they doing this in the first place if it's too hazardous to be done within the law? Seems the law should come before profits.
50AMAX

United States

#17 Jan 13, 2009
chicken street RN wrote:
I care for many navajo's on the Rez near Huerfano&DZ who live no more than 100ft from pump jacks and metal tanks, and you never hear them complain.(They don't recieve a dime of royalty cuz their lawyers swindled them back in the 60's to take the lump sum and forego royalty rights.) they say that the big trucks are tearing up the road and leaving trash along the side.
Does it bother you that the native artifacts are getting covered up ex:broken Budweiser,Coors, Tokay bottles!!
Mina

Port Washington, NY

#18 Jan 13, 2009
It would be one thing if the residents didn't mind, or were willing to negotiate a price for their inconvenience that the residents could accept. But since they do mind, ConocoPhillips needs to follow the law or negotiate another compensatory plan with the homeowners.
hillbilly

United States

#19 Jan 13, 2009
hmm wrote:
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Were reading about farmington, not the rez!!
As for your comment on the royalties, look no further than your own tribal gov't. That's where the hold up is.
That is a fact. People that had homes and grazing rights were ripped off by Window Rock. The even greater shame was how little it took for the Tribal leadership to sell out their people. The numbers are disgusting.
Friends

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Jan 13, 2009
Give me a break! I live close to the proposed site and 3 days will not bother me one bit. Go to the motel. Take the 3 day vacation and ask for compensation for missing a few comforts of home.
Do make sure your home is secure from a potential robbery as there have been a few in the area. Ask for police patrols. Of course, someone will go off on a rant about the FPD but I have a whole different opinion on that as well. Great Day!
hillbilly

United States

#22 Jan 13, 2009
Information wrote:
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And that's difference between the U.S. and Russia, dip ****. Here in the US we can protest such things, it's in our bill of rights to do so. We have the right to a peaceful place to live free of noise and all other polution, you know Life, Liberty and the Pusuit of Happiness applies to the citizens not the corporations.
Don't forget that the pursuit of happiness requires some sort of working economy.....
My comment was to simply point out the tangled web that hydro carbons have been weaved into every nook and cranny of our lives.
Taking notice of the fact you started you reply with an insult, allows me to predict that this concept is beyond your self centered ability to grasp.
hillbilly

United States

#24 Jan 13, 2009
What the F wrote:
Don't you guys know anything? Corporations are above the law. How dare you little people even allude to your rights as citizens and homeowners.
It is a new sad truth. Care to join me on a physical attack on Wall Street?
We can snivel all we want, but most of us have happily put our sack in a vise that is controlled by the feds and corperations.(Thought not.)
I just hope that the 2nd amendment survives, because the first and fifth are near toast.

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