BLM extends comment period on oil drilling near Whitewater
The public will get two more weeks to comment on a company’s proposal to drill up to 108 oil wells from 12 pads on the western flanks of Grand Mesa.
The Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday it is extending the deadline for comment on the preliminary environmental assessment for Fram Operating’s proposal covering some 26,000 acres east of Whitewater and south of Palisade.
The Western Colorado Congress citizens group had asked for an extension of the comment deadline, which had been today.
For information contact BLM natural resource specialist Julia Christiansen at 244-3093.