The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Uncompahgre Field Office and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are seeking public comments on a revised oil and gas proposal about 12 miles northeast of Paonia.
Gunnison Energy has revised its North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan, which proposes drilling up to 35 oil and gas wells from five pads, to use a more common and effective hydraulic fracturing method.
Delta County Commissioners Don Suppes, Mark Roeber and Mike Lane held a special regular meeting Monday, March 11, to hear applications from Gunnison Energy, LLC to conduct seismic operations in two areas in northeast Delta County.
Elyse Casselberry, county community and economic development director, went through the details of the two projects with the commissioners and others present.
A second seismic project in Paonia's watershed has been proposed by Gunnison Energy, LLC.
If approved, the Trail Gulch Seismic Project would allow GELLC to "conduct 2D and 3D seismic surveys to map subsurface geology in the Trail Gulch Oil and Gas unit" to determine oil and gas development potential on existing leases, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The Delta County Commissioners met in the afternoon of Nov. 14 to consider an application by Gunnison Energy LLC for a temporary use specific development application to conduct 2-D seismic operations in an area located in northeast Delta County, known as the Iron Point Unit.
The purpose of the meeting was to determine whether this application can proceed administratively through the planning department, as provided for in the county's specific development regulations.
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Don Suppes and Mark Roeber met in work session with representatives from Gunnison Energy in regard to Gunnison Energy's proposed Iron Point Seismic Project.
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In the late 1990s, longtime Paonia resident Richard Rudin fought to ensure that proposed expansion of local coal mines took into consideration protections for the area's water resources.
Conservation groups are calling for a halt to unauthorized fracking-exploration activities in North Fork Valley to protect public health, safety and the environment until federal officials complete a full environmental review and two counties approve the operation.
Elk hunters recently alerted conservation groups that survey crews had begun working on Gunnison Energy's plans for dynamite-based seismic exploration across 28,000 acres of public land in Delta and Gunnison counties, north of Paonia.
The Board of County Commissioners on Monday heard a report that Gunnison Energy LLC is working on decommissioning some of its production facilities in Surface Creek and elsewhere.
Bruce Bertram, local government designee, told commissioners that the work was "the first step" in an area-wide structures abandonment process.
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