The Delta County oil and gas working group was formed as an outgrowth of revision of the Master Plan. A working group for concentrated animal feed operation was created at the same time.
On July 17, Governor John Hickenlooper sent Colorado's scoping comments to the Bureau of Land Management regarding BLM's December 2018 oil and gas lease sale.
The governor applauded BLM for using its discretion to allow the state and the public the opportunity to provide scoping comments, as well as a public comment opportunity on the environmental assessment later this summer.
The Colorado River Valley Field Office of Bureau of Land Management notified the Delta County Commissioners in late June of a competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled for Dec. 6, 2018.
At their July 16 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley and Don Suppes authorized and signed a letter of reply to BLM.
The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are seeking public comments on Gunnison Energy's North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan preliminary environmental assessment which analyzes oil and gas development about 12 miles northeast of Paonia.
The Delta County Planning Commission has worked on an update of the county's 1997 Master Plan for over a year. Input has been solicited through a series of meetings and open houses. Individuals, businesses and organizations from across the county have responded through social media, mail and phone calls.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Uncompahgre Field Office released the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Bull Mountain Unit Master Development Plan, providing direction for the development of approximately 19,670 acres of federal and private mineral estate near the town of Paonia.
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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