Drilling rigs vs. wildlife?

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WPX Energy is drilling on this pad within sight of Interstate 70 just inside the border of the Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area west of New Castle. Colorado Parks and Wildlife doesn’t own the mineral rights for the wildlife area. Photo by Dennis Webb


State, industry work to minimize impacts

The recent start of drilling in the Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area by a rig readily visible from Interstate 70 is renewing concern about oil and gas development there, while serving as a reminder that the state doesn’t own the mineral rights beneath it.

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The Vermillion Basin of northwest Colorado, which has been set aside from drilling for natural gas hidden beneath, is absent from any plans by the Obama administration for national designation, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said.


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