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Wilderness Workshop joins lawsuit against gas drilling near Paonia

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Courtesy of Bureau of Land Management
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Wilderness Workshop has joined a lawsuit challenging the drilling of more than a hundred natural gas wells near Paonia.

 

 

The Carbondale-based environmental group joins five other organizations representing farmers, property owners and recreationalists in opposing the Bull Mountain oil and gas development. They contend that the Bureau of Land Management did not fully consider the project's impacts.

The proposed wells are 30 miles northeast of Paonia, within the headwaters of the North Fork of the Gunnison River.

 

Aspen native Elizabeth Stewart-Severy is excited to be making a return to both the Red Brick, where she attended kindergarten, and the field of journalism. She has spent her entire life playing in the mountains and rivers around Aspen, and is thrilled to be reporting about all things environmental in this special place. She attended the University of Colorado with a Boettcher Scholarship, and graduated as the top student from the School of Journalism in 2006. Her lifelong love of hockey lead to a stint working for the Colorado Avalanche, and she still plays in local leagues and coaches the Aspen Junior Hockey U-19 girls.
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