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Hypocrisy wins again in Garfield County

September 27, 2017

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Tuesday night the Garfield County Planning Commission approved Ursa’s Phase II applications for Battlement Mesa. The plan includes drilling 55 wells on 2 pads, one of which will be less than 500 feet from homes, plus an injection well, a temporary water storage facility, and pipelines. While it’s no surprise, there was always hope that […]

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Ursa is bribing some Battlement residents to sign a waiver

September 22, 2017

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But not all Battlement residents … Read the article in today’s Daily Sentinel: Prospect of living by the rigs BATTLEMENT MESA — Darrell and Ronde Settle stood Tuesday at the top of a hillside across the street from their mobile home and peered over the edge. “What a trip,” Darrell Settle said. “Wow,” added Ronde, […]

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GarCo neglected to notice residents impacted by Ursa drilling plan

September 13, 2017

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Garfield County refuses to notify nearby residents about “one of the most dangerous drilling proposal in the State.” Ursa injection well proposal will be within 500 feet of homes — in violation of state health and safety requirements Battlement Mesa, CO — Tonight the Garfield County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on Battlement Mesa […]

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Battlement Mesa residents need your support

September 6, 2017

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In case you haven’t heard, Battlement Mesa residents are facing a proposal from Ursa to construct an oil and gas waste injection well right next to the community’s water treatment facility. This is a big threat to their drinking water and it’s very important that the Garfield County Planning and Zoning Commission hear from people […]

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Battlement residents deal with concurrent review process for Ursa’s Phase II

August 18, 2017

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While the COGCC considers Ursa’s Phase II drilling plan for another 55 wells on 2 well pads plus another injection well, all located within Battlement Mesa, the Garfield County planning department is simultaneously considering the same application. It’s not supposed to work that way. The way it’s supposed to work is the county reviews the […]

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Bob Arrington forewarns COGCC about hazards of Ursa’s A Pad

July 27, 2017

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Bob Arrington, PE, is a Battlement Mesa citizen representative on Garfield County’s Energy Advisory Board (EAB). He also represents the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance and the Battlement Concerned Citizens. This week he submitted his comment to the COGCC regarding Ursa’s proposed A Pad and injection well. Included with Bob’s letter is his presentation, A Very […]

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Submit comments now for Ursa’s Battlement Mesa Phase II application

July 26, 2017

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Battlement Mesa residents are gearing up as Ursa moves forward with Phase II of their drilling plan. Ursa has submitted an application to the COGCC to drill another 55 wells on 2 well pads plus another injection well, all located within the community. This project is being tracked closely by local environmental groups headed by […]

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Commissioners wobble then cave on injection well rezoning

April 18, 2017

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By a vote of 2 to 1, Garfield County commissioners approved Battlement Mesa Co.’s application for a zoning change to allow for an injection well within the Battlement Mesa community. Judging by their comments at the public hearing on Monday, the commissioners didn’t seem convinced of the need for an injection well but two of […]

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Battlement Mesa film released

April 3, 2017

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In October 2014, Gayle Embrey and Sue Drinker at PowerSurge Productions began filming the story of the residents in Battlement Mesa who worked their hearts out to stop oil & gas company Ursa from drilling inside their community. The film tells the story of their struggle to keep gas drilling from inside the Battlement Mesa […]

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Firefighters decided not to warn residents during chemical fire

March 14, 2017

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A series of mishaps at the pipeline construction site (Ursa’s new B pad) in Battlement Mesa highlights the hazards of residential drilling. Last week firefighters from the Grand Valley Fire Protection District (GVFPD) were called to extinguish what turned out to be a chemical fire at the construction/well pad site. Crews put out fire at […]

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