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Quote:I don't think I'll be able to stand it if they start fracking here. I'll have to get out. .....
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"Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame." --John Hurt, as The War Doctor12" f/4.9 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian8" f/4.9 Orion Newtonian on alt-az mountOberwerk 15x70 BinocularsMinimalist Eyepiece Collection: 30mm ES-82, 22mm Vixen LVW, 14mm Delos, 10mm Delos, 7mm Pentax XW, 2X GSO 2" ED Barlow, 3X Explore Scientific Focal Extender, 4X Powermate
Quote:Although PA looks just as bad in the light pollution map shown at the beginning of this thread this map shows the Bakken oil fields much more prominently and was taken just last year:http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=79800
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Quote:Perhaps some of you will be gladdened by this. I was.http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/the-andes-chronicles-a-ban-on...Dark skies.Jack
Quote:Hi, This fracking has ruined my skies. .......Neilson Shepard
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Quote:>>>>>I think Spruce Knob should be made a focal point by the IDA or whoever is handling this now. Glen
Quote:Hi George,Thanks for the update. Was there any mention of working with the gas companies to install night sky friendly fixtures with motion control at the various sites to minimize their LP impact? Enacting LP regs. would certainly help but the time frame to get them enacted in the current climate would take quite some time. I think the horse will have left the barn at that point, assuming it hasn't already.John
Quote:Here in Colorado, you can heat your house, run your car, and your lawnmower...all from the convenience of your Kitchen faucet!!
Quote:And herein Wisconsin, home of numerous frac sand mines that run 24-7, the light domes mark each facility.
Quote:Why do they feel they have to light up every facility? Lighting does not equal security!