Leslie Robinson

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Garfield County Commissioners recently agreed to join county governments within the Piceance Basin to write up Basin-wide rules for state oil and gas regulations. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Colorado's SB-181 Passes, Gets Mixed Reviews

Apr 4, 2019
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SB-181, a bill that changes state regulation of oil and gas development, is headed for Colorado Governor Jared Polis' desk. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report about how some have responded.

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It was a win this week for Ursa Resources BMC A Pad in Battlement Mesa. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more. 

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State oil and gas regulators recently gave the nod to Ursa Resources’ A Pad at Battlement Mesa. But for citizen groups, the fight against the pad continues. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

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Many Battlement Mesa residents were disappointed in a decision made by Garfield County Commissioners Thursday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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Ursa Resources wants the state and county natural gas well permitting processes to happen at the same time so it won’t have to wait very long to begin Phase 2 drilling operations inside Battlement Mesa. Last month, Garfield County Commissioners approved the request. But, Leslie Robinson, director of the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, an industry watchdog group, told KDNK that Ursa’s request was misleading and a concurrent permit process is too rushed.