Tag Archives: Ursa Resources

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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It’s beyond time for oil and gas reform

March 7, 2019

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By Leslie Robinson Last Friday (3/1), a bill was introduced in the Colorado Assembly that would overhaul the way our state makes decisions about oil and gas and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. As a Western Coloradan who has lived with the impacts of the industry for over 40 years, I welcome SB-181 […]

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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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Battlement Mesa denied hearing on worst drilling permit in state

January 30, 2019

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Opponents stifled in bid to stop Ursa drilling pads “Opponents of an Ursa Resources natural gas well pad planned just beyond 500 feet from mobile homes in Battlement Mesa won’t get their chance to lay out their case in a hearing before state regulators. “The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Tuesday declined to […]

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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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Connected by an invisible pipeline

September 19, 2018

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Busy week in the gas patch. Rifle was the site for two days of Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) meetings. Along with that excitement, three activists from Oregon who oppose the Jordan Cove Project toured the gas patch with a scheduled stop at the COGCC meeting for Monday morning comments. COGCC meetings are […]

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The sky is pink

May 23, 2018

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It’s that time of year when Garfield County and the Colorado Dept of Health and the Environment tell us the sky is pink. You might want to review Josh Fox’s short film The Sky is Pink as refresher course for this current gaslighting episode. Report: Air near drilling is clean Air pollution levels near Ursa […]

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Waiting for good air

April 19, 2018

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I did attend the air quality meeting in Rifle on April 17. I showed up brandishing my cane. My broomstick was in the shop. I am undergoing regenerative therapy which is complicated by the damage done to my endocrine and nervous systems caused by contamination from long-term exposure to toxic drilling chemicals. I don’t always […]

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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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