Tag Archives: Antero

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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The Battlement Mesa HIA story

October 16, 2015

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Continued from The real Battlement Mesa story The Battlement Mesa Health Impact Assessment was a groundbreaking study that altered county politics and the public’s perception of oil & gas development. Dr. Jeffrey Jacquet’s retrospective of the Battlement Mesa HIA was published in November 2014: The Battlement Mesa Health Impact Assessment A case study and oral […]

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The real Battlement Mesa story

October 14, 2015

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This week I posted the article about the dispute over Ursa’s plan to drill in Battlement Mesa, published in the Sunday edition of the Daily Sentinel. A side story that accompanied the main article posed a skewed perspective of Battlement Mesa history. I’m not going to post the entire text of the article because I […]

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Battlement Mesa residents ask “Where’s the CDP?”

October 2, 2015

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Here’s your Battlement Mesa update — The first GarCo planning & zoning commission meeting to address Ursa’s drilling application in Battlement Mesa PUD was held on September 23 (same day as the EPA emissions hearing in Denver). The meeting lasted for hours on end. Over 80 people attended. The good news is the hearing was […]

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Battlement Mesa residents alarmed at Ursa’s drilling plans

October 3, 2014

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The Ursa community meeting at Battlement Mesa/Parachute this week was decidedly more contentious than the Silt meeting. On Wednesday night, residents voiced their objections and offered recommendations in person and via written statement regarding the operator’s plans to drill inside the community’s PUD. Ursa plans to construct two well pads within the PUD boundaries. The […]

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Oil and gas news

July 12, 2013

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I can’t even remember when there’s been so much oil and gas news in the news in such a brief time span – like the last 2 weeks. And because the media has been too busy covering the Zimmerman trial and the San Francisco plane crash, and throw into the mix the 4th of July, […]

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Strudleys win appeal

July 5, 2013

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Congratulations to Beth and Bill Strudley on their perseverance through extremely difficult days, then months, and years. Heartfelt and warm wishes to you and your family. We know it’s not over yet, but we share this victory with you. Strudleys win appeal in poisoning case GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A family who sued the Antero Resources […]

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Antero fined $150,000 for pipeline leak in Silt

May 7, 2013

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Oil and gas drilling is the gift that keeps on giving. As I’ve pointed out several times, when these operators move out, they leave a big mess behind. On Monday, May 6, The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved a measly $150,000 fine as part of a consent agreement reached with Antero Resources due […]

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Ursa asks BLM to suspend Thompson Divide leases

February 20, 2013

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Last week SG Interests asked the BLM to suspend 16 leases in the Thompson Divide area. The leases are due to expire in May and August this year. Suspension of the leases would stop the clock and eliminate the expiration factor. SG Interests seeks ‘suspension’ of Thompson Divide leases Opponents want BLM to allow 30-day […]

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Introducing Ursa Resources

November 13, 2012

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The Ursa introductory session at the BOCC meeting this morning (11/13) was interesting. Ursa’s Vice President of Business Development Don Simpson gave a PowerPoint presentation overview of the company, including their management team. (Click here to read more about Ursa’s management team.) Denham Capital Management is their financier. They plan to open offices in Rifle […]

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