I just finished reading Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild and my heart hurts for the environment. While you don't have it near as bad with the mining operations in Colorado as the trees in Louisiana do, the environmental damages being caused by oil, gas, mining, and petrochemicals need to be addressed. Somehow. I am all for business and I love capitalism, but corporate responsibility needs to be enforced. We cannot let corporate interests destroy places such as these.
Stay safe and avoid residual chemicals, Henry!
xoxo a.d. elliott