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Larry Forman lives in Battlement Mesa; sometimes, outside his house, he smells sulphur.

 

“[It’s] like rotten cabbage or something like that. It kind of reminds you of a wet dog, but it’s not exactly like a wet dog,” he said.

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The group Battlement Concerned Citizens is opposing a proposal for a new well pad and wastewater injection well in their community. Colorado regulations require that oil and gas development is a minimum of 500 feet away from homes and buildings. This proposal has wells within 500 feet of several homes. Ursa Resources has asked the state for a variance.

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Garfield County officials are considering a proposal for 55 new gas wells in a Battlement Mesa neighborhood. Two citizen groups are fighting the development.

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Officials on the Garfield County planning and zoning commission are considering a proposal for another round of gas wells in a Battlement Mesa community.

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Garfield County has a plan to improve their broadband, and the first priority is to reach the remotest parts of the county, where Internet is slowest.  

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Garfield County commissioners voted Monday to rezone part of a residential neighborhood in Battlement Mesa to allow for an injection well.

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Battlement Mesa residents are learning to live with oil and gas development in their neighborhoods. But a recent proposal that would allow for injection wells has both government agencies and citizens groups concerned about water safety.

 

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

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Citizens groups in Battlement Mesa are fighting an application to put an injection well near their drinking water supply.

Garfield County Commissioners will discuss a permit for a natural gas pipeline today.

 

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The state approved 22 oil and gas wells in a Battlement Mesa residential community late last week.

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  Residents of Battlement Mesa want a voice in oil and gas development in their neighborhood. They say so far their concerns have been ignored.

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Those who live near proposed oil and gas wells were given a unique opportunity yesterday to voice their concerns directly to the state agency that oversees the industry.

State oil and gas hearings held in Glenwood Springs

Jul 17, 2016
Elise Thatcher

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will hold hearings in Glenwood Springs on Tuesday, which gives the public a chance to comment on development proposals in Battlement Mesa.

 

The meeting offers a chance for citizens to share their thoughts with the state regulating commission, known as the COGCC, about several proposed well pads in Battlement Mesa.

 

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  Voters in Parachute have decided to keep Town Trustees who support growing marijuana businesses in town. The spring election ended Tuesday with a record turnout of more than two hundred ballots turned in.

Battlement Mesa drilling pushed back to 2017

Jan 21, 2016
Elise Thatcher

An oil and gas company says it’ll wait until 2017 to drill inside Battlement Mesa boundaries.

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Elected officials approved oil and gas drilling in Battlement Mesa on Thursday. Garfield County Commissioners unanimously ok’ed certain permits, though with nearly thirty conditions.

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  Garfield County Commissioners are considering whether to allow a permits for a drilling proposal in Battlement Mesa. Commissioners have gotten hours of public testimony this week, and are taking another look on Thursday.

Glenwood Springs city government is experiencing a change at the top. We speak with the city manager on his last day.

Homeowners in Battlement Mesa say they didn’t know about an oil and gas agreement when they purchased their house.

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  As Garfield County Commissioners take up a Battlement Mesa drilling proposal, there’s a glitch in the area’s history of oil and gas agreements. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher takes a look at why an important one went missing for nearly a decade.

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