EnCana pipeline comments accepted until June 18 | PostIndependent.com

EnCana pipeline comments accepted until June 18

The public has until Wednesday, June 18, to comment on an EnCana Oil & Gas application to construct a 10-mile pipeline across Bureau of Land Management administered property south of Rifle.For information, call Vaughn Hackett at the BLM office in Glenwood Springs, at 947-2834.Hackett said the 24-inch natural gas pipeline would transport gas from Hunter Mesa and Grass Mesa south of Rifle to gas transmission facilities two miles west of Rifle.The pipeline would also cross Flatiron Mesa, Taugenbaugh Mesa, then bore under the Colorado River and Interstate 70.Hackett said 3.7 miles of pipeline go across BLM-administered property, and the rest is on private property or state land.”A draft environmental assessment has been prepared as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, for the issuance of a right of way on public land,” Hackett said.Hackett said Garfield County is also considering a special use permit for the project.EnCana Oil & Gas is one of the world’s largest independent oil and gas exploration companies. It plans to drill 200 natural gas wells south of Silt and Rifle this year. Contact Lynn Burton: 945-8515, ext. 534lburton@postindependent.com

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