BLM seeks input on natural gas proposal east of Parachute |

BLM seeks input on natural gas proposal east of Parachute

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on a plan for a proposed natural gas development east of Parachute.That plan, which was submitted by Williams Production RMT, seeks to develop 58 new wells from one existing and three proposed well pads over the next three to four years in the Spruce Creek area south of Interstate 70, according to the BLM.The company’s plan would cover 688 acres, which include 486 acres of BLM-managed lands. Williams’ proposal also calls for the building of 4,200 feet of new roads and installing 9,163 feet of buried pipeline, the BLM announced.Operators must submit a Master Develop Plan so “that a broad evaluation of plans and impacts can be completed, and environmental impacts and appropriate measures to mitigate these impacts can be identified,” according to the BLM.But before the BLM completes its environmental assessment of the plan, it wants to hear comments the public would like to see addressed through the assessment. Comments will be most helpful if received by July 23, the agency said in a statement.Written comments should be directed to the Glenwood Springs Energy Office at 2425 Grand Ave., Suite 101, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Electronic comments may be submitted to Copies of the Master Development Plan are available for review at the BLM Glenwood Springs Energy Office. Digital copies of the plan and project map are available at html.

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