A report released by The Wilderness Society raises the alarm about Colorado's upper North Fork of the Gunnison Watershed, along with other wild lands across the U.S. threatened by extractive industries eager to exploit the resources on or underneath them, including oil, gas and coal.
'Too Wild To Drill' identifies 15 unique places found on public lands that are at high risk of drilling, mining and other development.
Delta County's local government designee (LGD) for oil and gas regulation issues, Bruce Bertram, has retired from the post.
At the Board of County Commissioners' meeting on Monday he received compliments and thanks for his years of service to the county.
The Board of County Commissioners on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Gunnison Energy LLC for activities on a parcel in the Iron Point Federal Exploratory Unit. Commissioners also approved a letter to the Bureau of Land Management supporting Gunnison Energy's bid to have the parcel, which was formerly leased, re-nominated and re-leased.
The parcel is located just north of the Elk Creek Mine.
Colorado community organizations representing impacted residents around the state expressed disappointment and frustration in the newly released COGCC draft rule that allows large-scale oil and gas development in residential areas. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission released a draft rule yesterday outlining new regulations to implement the two recommendations from the 2014-2015 Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force.
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