Peggy Tibbetts writes for From the Styx. She has excellent coverage of this week’s Garfield County Commissioners’ public hearings about nat gas drilling inside Battlement Mesa PUD. Thanks, Peggy.
At the COGCC rulemaking hearing last month industry representatives predicted that future well pads will be constructed closer to municipal boundaries, and that low prices are forcing operators to use larger well pads. Anadarko Petroleum expects 40 percent of future wells will be near or within municipal boundaries.
Welcome to your future, Coloradans!
After three days of testimony and questioning, Garfield County commissioners this afternoon unanimously approved applications from Ursa Resources to drill within the Battlement Mesa residential development.
The decision carried a lot of heartache and a lot of angst, both of which are likely to continue, Commissioner John Martin said just before the first vote.
Approval of the applications for phase one of Ursa’s plans within…
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