Arvada, WY

Marge: “The first winter after the gas company came, they started putting their wastewater straight onto our fields. And it killed about two hundred trees, big cottonwood trees, all along Spotted Horse Creek. Those trees had been there from the time Bill was a little kid. They used to hold church picnics down there.”

Bill: “The water built up on the hay meadows, two to three feet deep of ice, and smothered the trees. So they all died.”

Marge: “But all the energy company said was, ‘It’s not our fault. Those trees just wanted to die.’”

Bill & Marge West
Arvada, WY