The Weekly News Brief

Weekly News Brief: Developments in the Thompson Divide

February 17, 2014
The conflict over gas drilling in the Thompson Divide heated up this week when the Thompson Divide Coalition released a new economic and geologic analysis of the area. On this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Ed Williams and Eric Skalac talk about the new developments.

Related: Local governments appeal gas lease extensions in the Thompson Divide
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Local governments appeal gas lease extensions in the Thompson Divide

Local governments in the Roaring Fork Valley are stepping up their opposition to gas drilling in the Thompson Divide area west of Carbondale. In a recent special meeting, the Glenwood Springs City Council unanimously voted to sign a legal appeal against gas leases in the area, joining with Pitkin County and the town of Carbondale. KDNK's Ed Williams spoke with Glenwood Springs Mayor Leo McKinney about the appeal.
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