In 1969, the Atomic Energy Commission used a nuclear bomb 8,000' below the ground in Rulison, Colorado, to crack a fracture zone to release natural gas. Thirty-five years later, a small Texas energy company applied to drill wells in the area. Chelsea Brundige, board trustee of the Public Counsel of the Rockies, and Tim McFlynn, founder and board chair of Public Counsel, discuss the case and outcome.
Learn more about Public Counsel of the Rockies at www.public-counsel.org, and learn more about Project Rulison HERE. Also, you can watch historic footage of Walter Cronkite reporting on Project Rulison below (2 mins).