Parachute Creek spill: Day 67

Absorbent booms on Parachute Creek [COGCC photo]

Absorbent booms on Parachute Creek [COGCC photo]

Weekend news roundup

Pipelines are a big problem:  Authority over faulty pipeline remains mystery

Williams to install system to clean groundwater

Williams Update — May 10: Company Deploys Additional Resources to Continue its Focus on Protecting Parachute Creek

Water sampling test results at Williams Answers for Parachute website:  Testing Results & Other Info

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CDPHE is accepting questions and comments from the public. Call or send your questions to:

David Walker, Hazardous Waste Corrective Action Project Manager
(303) 692-3354
Or toll free 1(888) 569-1831, Ext 3354
david.walker@state.co.us

Hazardous Materials and Waste Mgmt Division
Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S.
Denver, CO 80246

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One Comment on “Parachute Creek spill: Day 67”

  1. Anita Sherman Says:

    The Commissioners, industry advisers and P&Z committee members maintain that the state and federal agencies have adequate control over local land use regulations. With oil and gas industries being the largest private land owner in Garfield County under “private right to use without public review”, the industry has opportunity to make their “split estate” interests whole without public review or impact assessment.

    The Commissioners are trying to remove all 1041 powers from the Land Use Codes redlining all water, soil, wildlife, public health, safety, and environmental protections. As Phil Vaughn stated, “This is the heart of the plan.” In other words, water, wildlife, historic significance, public health, and safety are considered barriers to economic develop of “the industry” with saying, “the industry”.

    These changes will ultimately punt local control for permits to broad state and federal regulators. While commissioners are standing on the strength of state and federal regulation, they fail to mention that oil and gas are exempt from the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts at the national level. The Commissioners are paid lobbyists to give a hall pass to the oil and gas industries under the guise of local economic development. The state really has no interest in local PUDs, just oil and gas.

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