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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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Garfield County FLIR tour: Battlement Mesa well pads

November 13, 2017

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On November 16, 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 would be closer to homes than anywhere in Colorado. These two FLIR videos were filmed […]

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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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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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