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How setbacks debate affects Battlement Mesa

October 1, 2018

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If Prop 112 passes this November, it will likely not affect well pad setbacks in Battlement Mesa where Ursa’s 2-stage drilling plans are already underway. But that doesn’t mean residents don’t have a lot to say about it. The Daily Sentinel is currently running an important series of articles by reporter Dennis Webb covering the […]

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Ursa executes end run around state setbacks rule

April 10, 2018

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And rather than protect the health and safety of Tamarisk Village mobile home park residents, the good-ol-boy Garfield county commissioners agreed to fast track the changes on Ursa’s land use permit. Ursa plans to pull drilling equipment farther away from homes Leslie Robinson, with the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, called the company’s move “rearranging the […]

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Battlement Mesa Defense Fund

February 1, 2018

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Our friends and neighbors in Battlement Mesa need our help! Our future as Coloradans hangs in the balance. Battlement Mesa Community Defense Fund   Residents of Battlement Mesa are fighting to protect their homes from irresponsible oil and gas development. By standing up for public health and safety in western Colorado, they are standing up […]

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CDPHE opposes Ursa’s request for setback variance

January 30, 2018

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Monday’s COGCC meeting in Denver is making news this week. Along with protestors inside and outside the building, Dave Devanney spoke out against Ursa’s request for a variance to drill within 500 feet of mobile homes in Battlement Mesa. Last week the commission received a letter from Kent Kuster, oil and gas liaison for the […]

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Worst. Oil and gas proposal. Ever.

January 22, 2018

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Here’s your opportunity to comment on the Battlement Mesa setback variance request by Ursa Read on … A new proposed oil and gas well pad location in Battlement Mesa on the Western Slope receives the dubious distinction of being the worst drilling and fracking application in memory. If the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission […]

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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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