Agency seeks to reverse own approval for gas wells

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Federal land managers have asked a judge to reverse their approvals for about 400 gas wells in Garfield County.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management wants to send the drilling plans back for further environmental analysis.

According to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, the agency wants a federal judge to rule on three separate drilling plans submitted to the BLM by Antero Resources Piceance Corp., WPX and Laramie Energy II.

The three plans called for drilling about 400 gas wells. Antero sought to drill in North Castle Springs, WPX in Spruce Creek, and Laramie in West Mamm.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 at 09:03 AM
    It's your public lands, crying about it on some website such as this that 15 people read will never get your point across, have you ever considered voicing your concerns to your representatives or the blm itself?
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      by Disgusted on Aug 26, 2012 at 09:11 AM in reply to
      Why bother? One only need to look at the events in the Gulf of Mexico when the Secretary of the Inferior banned drilling in spite of being held in contempt of court and the Obummercare travesty snuck through under cover of darkness and holiday by democrat cowards to understand it would be a complete waste of time to speak with any drone working for the leviathan.
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        by Publik Lands Reality on Aug 26, 2012 at 09:17 AM in reply to Disgusted
        So, you are saying just roll over and die? Then why are you whining about this?
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          by Disgusted on Aug 26, 2012 at 09:26 AM in reply to Publik Lands Reality
          That is not what I am saying at all. I am saying use your time and resources wisely, do not waste it talking to people who have already decided what they are going to do.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 27, 2012 at 11:43 PM in reply to Disgusted
        So, what you are saying is just bend over and take it because "they" have already made up their minds?
  • by REALLY Location: GRANDJUNCTION on Aug 24, 2012 at 09:09 PM
    WONDER IF THE FEDERAL LAND MANAGERS HAVE TO PAY BACK THE COST FOR THE LEASES, YUC YUC LOL !
  • by Duh on Aug 24, 2012 at 01:16 PM
    Someone in the Obama administration noticed this "error" and they are now forcing the bureaucrats to "correct it". We couldn't have cheap energy, now could we? Why it might increase prosperity, take people off of welfare and increase green house gasses.
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      by Nun on Aug 24, 2012 at 03:15 PM in reply to Duh
      ObamaGone
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        by Disgusted on Aug 24, 2012 at 10:20 PM in reply to Nun
        Counting the days, marking them on a calender.....is it November yet? What is the holdup?!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 at 09:04 AM in reply to Duh
      What if....
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        by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2012 at 09:18 AM in reply to
        At least it would keep elrushbo and hannity employed for four more years.
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