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knewschool
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Local Beach: Big Sandy, Palisades, Mud Lake, Jackson Lake...
Favorite Beaches: Waddell Creek, Sherman Island

Snow kite spots are growing fastly and epicly.
Style: Wake, Big loops, Glides
Gear: Ozone kites, Xenon boards, Velocity Twisted, B3 Split Boards
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Snowkite Emergency!

Postby knewschool » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:15 pm

The quickest petition ever. Just takes a few seconds.

http://www.change.org/petitions/houston-we-have-a-problem

Please consider signing this petition to save Bondurant, Wy from over 100 gas wells in our very snowkite spot. A Huston, Tx company has the right to drill on the National Forest Service lands at Bondurant where we snowkite due to some technicality granfathered in from over 50 years ago. Now they're proposing to drill the gas wells there and pump fracking fluid into the earth.

Not only will it harshly scar the snowkite terrain, but it is unfortunately high up in the watershed. The Frack infested water can travel down the Hoback River, to the Snake River and ultimately pour into the ocean via the Columbia River. This will be draining through 5 of my waterkite spots as well. I personally also kayak and river surf all the waters from this drainage. I will be super fracked!

The Jackson Hole Kiters will owe you big and come to your rescue one day if necessary!

Thanks in advance - Will Taggart

frankm1960
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Local Beach: -Bayshore, at the end sea st. on saint John's west side, bay of fundy.
-Saints rest beach, at the end of sandy point road, irving nature park, saint john, west side.
Gear: Kites: 12m LF Mig, 9m LF Mig, 5m SS Fuel
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Re: SNOWKITE EMERGENCY!

Postby frankm1960 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:35 pm

Just signed it. We got frackin issues here as well. That friggen frackin is a real pain. Jobs are important but fresh water is becoming an endangered resource. We gotta be careful with it.

rvrrat
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Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:39 am
Kiting since: 2006
Local Beach: Garrett County Md.
Favorite Beaches: Sinks of Gandy WVa,Tug Hill, NY; Skyline Ut; Island Park, Id; Cape Hatteras NC; Cape May NJ
Style: Telemark Ski
Gear: 5 Ozone foils on the snow and I have 1 Ozone Instinct Lite Inflatable on the water
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Re: Snowkite Emergency!

Postby rvrrat » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:02 am

:nono: I hear ya Will. There are 2 wells planned around my house. Fortunately in Md they put a moratorium on fracking. Lets hope they ban it like they did in Vt. JR

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Vin Stefanelli
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Re: Snowkite Emergency!

Postby Vin Stefanelli » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:23 am

who here actually drinks tap water without some sort of filter gizmo? just a fast ques?

rvrrat
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Local Beach: Garrett County Md.
Favorite Beaches: Sinks of Gandy WVa,Tug Hill, NY; Skyline Ut; Island Park, Id; Cape Hatteras NC; Cape May NJ
Style: Telemark Ski
Gear: 5 Ozone foils on the snow and I have 1 Ozone Instinct Lite Inflatable on the water
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Re: Snowkite Emergency!

Postby rvrrat » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:59 am

I do. My well has great water. I don't want to lose it! JR

frankm1960
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Posts: 1230
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:48 pm
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Local Beach: -Bayshore, at the end sea st. on saint John's west side, bay of fundy.
-Saints rest beach, at the end of sandy point road, irving nature park, saint john, west side.
Gear: Kites: 12m LF Mig, 9m LF Mig, 5m SS Fuel
Boards: LF proof 151cm, Real Wind 144cm, home made light wind board 160 x 50
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Re: Snowkite Emergency!

Postby frankm1960 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:53 pm

I have city water here and I use those disposable water filter systems you can buy at the grocery store... they get rid of the chlorine flavor in the water real nice but I don't think I'd rely on them to filter out frackin chemicals.

I'm not sure there are any reliable residential water filter systems out there that can handle frackin fluid. But ya never know.

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MattyRossJa
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Re: Snowkite Emergency!

Postby MattyRossJa » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:45 pm

FUCK FRACKING !

SIGNED !

metivir
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Re: Snowkite Emergency!

Postby metivir » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:21 pm

There are not enough filters to remove the shit involved with frackin. The gas drilling companies don't even have to release what chemicals they use.

knewschool
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Posts: 183
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:45 am
Kiting since: 2006
Local Beach: Big Sandy, Palisades, Mud Lake, Jackson Lake...
Favorite Beaches: Waddell Creek, Sherman Island

Snow kite spots are growing fastly and epicly.
Style: Wake, Big loops, Glides
Gear: Ozone kites, Xenon boards, Velocity Twisted, B3 Split Boards
Brand Affiliation: Ozone, Xenon, B3, Twisted
Location: Jackson Wyoming
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Re: Snowkite Emergency!

Postby knewschool » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:43 pm

Thanks for the support guys, besides my own personal reasons the Ranchers of Bondurant are too few and un connected to keep the wells away from their lands. It shocked me that the National Forest couldn't stop it on their own since 136 wells are aimed for the National Forest lands bordering the small population of Bondurant.

This can be stopped and the people of Jackson are fighting tough, even though the water is actually downstream of Jackson, Wy. I need to get the poeple of Idaho Falls to start fighting since that's the first major population this water runs into.

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CaptainArgh
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Re: Snowkite Emergency!

Postby CaptainArgh » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:48 pm

knewschool wrote:The quickest petition ever. Just takes a few seconds.

http://www.change.org/petitions/houston-we-have-a-problem

Please consider signing this petition to save Bondurant, Wy from over 100 gas wells in our very snowkite spot....

The Jackson Hole Kiters will owe you big and come to your rescue one day if necessary!

Thanks in advance - Will Taggart


Signed.


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