We reside less than three miles directly downwind from the proposed asphalt plant. We have lived here since 2003 and also have a direct view across the mesa to the proposed site.
When we purchased our property, we were told there was no gas here. Now we have seven-plus pads within a half mile of our home, five within less than a quarter mile. We have had to endure leaks associated with the activity, the heavy truck traffic - several dozen daily - and now the county government wants us to endure the exposure due to asphalt production.
Our property value has been reduced substantially due to the gas extraction activity and now the county commissioners want to approve an asphalt batch plant directly upwind of our home. No way. We have already lost value due to the gas extraction.
There is already an asphalt batch plant in the valley east of us which we see from our home. This is an agricultural area and as such, an asphalt batch plant is unacceptable and must not be approved.
Donald and Linda Whilldin