[Marxism] Greetings From Echo Park - CounterPunch.org

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Aug 30 07:54:01 MDT 2019

(Unbelievable. Underground nuclear bombs were used for fracking.)

In all there were three big nuclear explosions in the Colorado Basin: 
Project Gas Buggy, Project Rio Blanco (in the Piceance where Craig did 
his survey work) and Project Rulison. Rulison was the last major episode 
in the Atoms for Peace program. The peace in question wasn’t a cooling 
of the tensions between the US and the Soviet Union, but between two 
even more entrenched rivals: the nuclear industry and the oil companies, 
then locked in fierce combat over which sector would control America’s 
energy future. The AEC wanted to prove that a few well-placed nuclear 
bombs could strategically rearrange the geology of the Earth’s the crust 
in such a way as to release deeply buried and once untappable reservoirs 
of oil and gas.


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