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Battlement Mesa residents file suit over A Pad

February 14, 2019

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Battlement Mesa residents file suit in Denver District Court to stop BMC A Pad Grand Junction, CO — Today, Battlement Concerned Citizens and Grand Valley Citizens Alliance brought suit against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in Denver District Court to request the court intervene on the controversial “A Pad” proposed by Ursa Resources […]

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Battlement Mesa denied hearing on worst drilling permit in state

January 30, 2019

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Opponents stifled in bid to stop Ursa drilling pads “Opponents of an Ursa Resources natural gas well pad planned just beyond 500 feet from mobile homes in Battlement Mesa won’t get their chance to lay out their case in a hearing before state regulators. “The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Tuesday declined to […]

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Battlement residents demand review on “worst drilling” plan in state

January 24, 2019

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Battlement Mesa residents call on COGCC for hearing on “most dangerous” proposal Grand Junction, CO — This week, Battlement Concerned Citizens, Grand Valley Citizens Alliance and Western Colorado Alliance, are calling on the Polis Administration and the new heads of the Department of Natural Resources, and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, to review […]

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COGCC approves “worst drilling application” in state

January 16, 2019

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Last Friday, January 11, the Colorado Supreme Court announced that a decision in the Martinez case would be announced on Monday, January 14. In an odd coincidence, on Friday the COGCC approved Ursa’s controversial BMC A Pad. The A Pad is part of the second phase of oil and gas development in Battlement Mesa, a […]

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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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