Tag Archives: property rights

Oil & gas industry pumps money into property rights initiatives

May 29, 2018

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Petitions are currently circulating for Initiative 97 in favor of a 2500-foot setback requirement for oil & gas drilling. But that’s not the only petition in need of signatures. Two dozen initiatives have been approved for circulation. Several are backed by the state’s oil & gas industry. Protect Colorado was founded in 2014, to fight […]

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Broomfield’s impending doom

December 8, 2016

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On Tuesday night the Broomfield City Council voted unanimously in favor of passing the first reading for an ordinance that will impose a 6-month temporary moratorium on new oil & gas drilling permits. The ordinance comes up for a second reading on January 10, and is expected to pass. Frustrated with “limited toolkit,” Broomfield considers […]

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Jordan Cove is a Canadian project to sell Canadian NG

May 16, 2016

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On Sunday, the Post Independent jumped onto the Jordan Cove PR bandwagon with this re-hash of the latest propaganda. Regulators re-open door for Jordan Cove, Pacific Connector projects Local governments and natural gas producers on the Western Slope and other supporters of two natural gas projects in Oregon received some good news last week when […]

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LOGIC will defend human rights against drilling rights

January 8, 2016

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LOGIC will ensure a voice for Coloradans dealing with increased neighborhood drilling On January 7, Community organizations across Colorado announced the formation of LOGIC (The League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans), to help Coloradans who increasingly face challenges that arise from oil and gas drilling near neighborhoods and homes. “It is time to change […]

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The testimony that fell on deaf ears

December 28, 2015

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Click here to view PowerPoint presentation in larger window Guest post by Bob Arrington* On December 16, I testified at the public hearing on Ursa’s special use permits to drill 53 wells from 2 well pads plus 2.5 miles of pipeline inside the Battlement Mesa PUD. During my testimony before the Garfield County Commissioners, I […]

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Ursa wins unanimous approval to drill Battlement Mesa

December 18, 2015

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The Garfield County Commissioners voted Thursday 3 to 0 to approve three special use permits to drill 53 natural gas wells on two pads and an associated pipeline in the community of Battlement Mesa. “We are obviously disappointed in the final decision of the County Commissioners. It has been stated in the staff documents and […]

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LTEs from Battlement Mesa residents

October 6, 2015

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Continued from Battlement Mesa residents ask “Where’s the CDP?” Sandy Getter: Gas drilling — are you next? In 1998 my husband and I bought land in Battlement Mesa from the Battlement Mesa Company and built a house. Now we’re finding out that the company didn’t register with Garfield County the potential drilling pads within the […]

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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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Kill this bill: SB 15-093

March 4, 2015

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Citizens, neighbors, friends, and family it is time we as surface owners speak up for our rights to clean air, water, and our property values! The Colorado Senate recently passed a bill, SB15-093, which would provide compensation to mineral owners for regulatory impairments. In other words, if a local government, such as a municipality or […]

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Task force fails to address setbacks

February 3, 2015

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Last August, Governor John Hickenlooper and Congressman Jared Polis met in secret to horse trade the democratic ballot initiative process. In the back room deal, Polis agreed to pull the plug on two ballot measures he supported in exchange for the formation of a 21-member Blue Ribbon Task Force handpicked by the Governor. Initiative 88 […]

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