Gillette, WY

LJ: “They flare these oil wells all the time.”

Karen: “You can hear them. They roar. It’s like listening to a blast furnace. And they produce a lot of light. When they flare that one up the creek, we can see the light at night in our bedroom and the shadows dance around. It’s like a huge blow torch.”

LJ: “That one’s been there for decades.”

Karen: “That’s what I don’t understand. Suddenly, after 20 or 30 years, they start to flare it. It’s like, why are they flaring, you know? It doesn’t make any sense to me. They didn’t need to flare for 20 years…how come suddenly they’re flaring again?”

LJ & Karen Turner
Gillette, WY

LJ and Karen Turner on Wyoming ranch flare surrounded by cows

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