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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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Planning Commission approves rezoning to allow Battlement injection well

March 9, 2017

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The Garfield County Planning Commission Commissioners voted 5-2 on Wednesday night to approve a rezoning proposal that will allow for an injection well in the Battlement Mesa community. The approval included a provision to allow only one injection well on the 22-acre site that will be rezoned. Last month the Garfield County Community Development staff […]

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Letter from community groups opposes Battlement injection well zone

March 7, 2017

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This article was published in today’s Post Independent: Reject Battlement injection well, activists urge Below is the full text of the letter opposing the rezoning to allow injection wells in Battlement Mesa PUD, from Battlement Concerned Citizens (BCC), Grand Valley Citizens Alliance (GVCA) and Western Colorado Congress (WCC) to Garfield County Planning Commission. The hearing […]

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More troubled waters overflow at Battlement Mesa pipeline site

February 23, 2017

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*Photos added on 2/24/17 at 2:00 p.m. *Updated 7:47 p.m. Members of Battlement Concerned Citizens (BCC) and Grand Valley Citizens Alliance (GVCA) notified From the Styx about an alert they received Thursday morning from Garfield County oil & gas liaison Kirby Wynn. Wynn reported that a second event involving underground water has occurred along Summit […]

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GarCo breaks trust with Battlement residents over botched pipeline project

February 22, 2017

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*Updated 9:45 p.m. On January 27, COGCC environmental manager Greg Deranleau sent a letter to Garfield County oil & gas liaison Kirby Wynn, detailing a laundry list of problems with pipeline construction at two new well pads in Battlement Mesa. Neither Wynn nor Ursa informed residents about the situation. A resident stumbled upon the letter […]

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Battlement residents weigh “name your poison” options

February 10, 2017

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Ursa Resources officials played to a packed house at the Battlement Mesa community meeting on Thursday evening. A plan for relocation of a proposed injection well had been floating around and residents were anxious to hear the details about the proposed alternative site. Facing public and governmental opposition, Battlement Mesa Company and Olson Associates withdrew […]

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Injection well zone application withdrawn for reboot

February 9, 2017

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Facing public and governmental opposition, Battlement Mesa Company and Olson Associates withdrew their current application to create an injection well zone within the community at the Garfield County Planning Commission meeting Wednesday evening. With the release of the community development staff report last week recommending denial and this week’s editorial in the Post Independent against […]

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