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RMR strip mine has high-level DC connections

April 22, 2019

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Will new interior secretary and Rifle native sell out Glenwood Springs? A recent feature article in The Colorado Sun sheds new light on many of the unanswered questions surrounding RMR’s plans for a strip mine in Glenwood Springs. Besides being adjacent to Glenwood’s popular tourist attraction, Caverns Adventure Park, the quarry plan just doesn’t add […]

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Commissioner Jankovsky blames Battlement air pollution on lawsuit

March 26, 2019

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At the Garfield County Commissioners meeting on Monday, the results of fourth-quarter 2918 air quality monitoring tests were revealed. Delay of waste well may affect pollution levels at Ursa drill site … Morgan Hill, an environmental health specialist for the county, on Monday presented county commissioners with results of fourth-quarter 2018 testing involving Ursa’s first […]

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GWS rejects quarry expansion

March 22, 2019

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Last night the Glenwood Springs City Council voted unanimously to adopt Resolution 2019-19. Click here to read the Resolution of the City Council of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, regarding expansion of the Transfer Trail Mine, requesting the Bureau of Land Management conduct an Environmental Impact Statement Analysis. Glenwood Springs Council takes stand against quarry expansion Glenwood […]

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RMR resubmits quarry expansion plan with few changes

March 7, 2019

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Rocky Mountain Resources (RMR) is expected to resubmit their proposal today to expand the quarry in Glenwood Springs The proposal contains few changes, in spite of the BLM’s rejection of the plan last December, citing 73 areas where the plan lacked details. RMR is proposing to expand the existing 20-acre active quarry to 320 acres. […]

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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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What’s up with RMR’s strip mine project in GWS?

February 13, 2019

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The BLM is requiring substantial additions to Rocky Mountain Resources’ (RMR) previous proposal before they can begin the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) review process. As RMR works on their proposal re-submission the Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) continues to review RMR’s initial proposal and prepare for the next go-round. BLM recently sent GSCA a […]

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Parachute Creek spill 2.0

January 24, 2019

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**UPDATE** Recent oil and gas spills being contained near Parachute So once again it’s move along folks, nothing to see here … ********** I was planning a post this year to commemorate the Parachute Creek spill. Well, here it is. Six years ago today the valve that caused the Parachute Creek spill had already burst […]

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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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RMR’s Glenwood Springs massive strip mine project revealed

December 20, 2018

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Breaking News BLM sends Glenwood quarry proposal back to drawing board The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has declined to accept a proposal to expand the Mid-Continent Quarry above Glenwood Springs, saying the plan lacks specifics in several key areas … *************** The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance has obtained the Plan of Operation (POO) that […]

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