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GarCo BOCC approves more drilling in Battlement Mesa

November 16, 2017

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Updated 11/17/17 11:50 p.m. After two public hearings, one on Tuesday and then again on Thursday, the Garfield County commissioners approved Ursa’s second phase including the construction of a new A pad with 24 natural gas wells and a wastewater injection well less than 500 feet from some homes. This fracking wastewater injection well will […]

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Join BCC for a special Community Info Night

November 6, 2017

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A fracking wastewater well in Battlement Mesa? Not on our watch! Two years ago, Battlement Mesa citizens mobilized to oppose two proposed industrial oil and gas developments in our community — winning some of the most robust safety protections and drilling rules anywhere in Colorado. Now, Ursa Resources is proposing to construct two new pads […]

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COGCC rejects Ursa’s proposal that county planners already approved

October 31, 2017

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Updated 11/1/17 – 4:05 p.m. Catch up on the latest news about this story with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh: Ursa Battlement Mesa Drilling Permit Rejected  Ursa Resources is in the process of refiling their proposal to drill near Tamarisk Village mobile home park after the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rejected the application […]

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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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