Hundreds of wells proposed along Colorado’s Grand Mesa
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A proposal to drill nearly 500 wells on 90,000 acres along the western base of western Colorado’s Grand Mesa is getting a lot of attention from area residents, environmental groups and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
The area where Colorado Springs-based Fram Operating LLC has proposed drilling for natural gas would stretch from around Palisade to the Delta area, about 45 miles away. Company manager David Cook says Fram has heard from people looking for jobs.
The BLM, which will consider the plan, has heard from communities and conservation groups about protecting air and water quality. The city of Grand Junction has also raised concerns about the impacts of new roads and increased traffic on private and public land.