Whitewater oil & gas proposal

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – The Citizens for Clean Air Organization, partnered up with the Western Colorado Congress of Mesa County to hold a public discussion on the potential effects of oil and gas drilling in Whitewater.

A proposal by Fram Operating LLC, could bring up to 108 oil wells over the next 4 years into the area. The BLM is taking comments from the community to help determine how to proceed.

Currently the BLM has extended the deadline in which they’ll take comments on this issue until August 14th. They have already received 26 thousand comments.

Thursday nights public discussion had people who work in the oil and gas field for a living and those who live in the community and are concerned.

They say their biggest concern is with the air and water quality.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 218944251 - nbc11news.com/a?a=218944251
Gray Television, Inc.