“I read with interest Katie Langford’s June 19 story regarding Dr. Detlev Helmig. I was drawn to this since I have not only used Dr. Helmig’s research in my work, but also presented with him to audiences along the Front Range. I do not want to discuss guilt or innocence. I want to point out the draconian actions by the University of Colorado Boulder on a professor with a proven track record of accurate, unbiased, and critically relevant research.
If Dr. Helmig is guilty of monetary improprieties, as implied by the university, I will guarantee it was a mistake. My assertion is that Dr. Helmig’s work revealed the health hazards from fracking, and those wells are owned by an extremely powerful group (the oil and gas industry), and that group wanted him silenced.”