EnCana pipeline OK’d by P&Z | PostIndependent.com

EnCana pipeline OK’d by P&Z

The Garfield County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval Wednesday of EnCana’s proposed 24-inch natural gas pipeline in western Garfield County.EnCana’s special use permit application for the 10-mile pipeline goes to Garfield County Commissioners for final county permit approval on Monday, July 21.The planning and zoning commission also approved the sketch plan for the 14-acre Cardinale Subdivision on County Road 259 between Silt and Rifle, and recommended approval of the 35-acre Gilead Gardens, located between the Colorado River and County Road 335, three miles west of Apple Tree Mobile Home Park.EnCana plans to start building its pipeline Aug. 1, and expects to finish in 17 weeks, according to the company’s 21-page plan of development filed with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.The pipeline’s route starts at EnCana’s Pumba compressor facility, 4.5 miles south of Rifle. It goes in a northwesterly direction, between Grass Mesa and Taughenbaugh Mesa, to the company’s West Rifle Facility, on the north side of Interstate 70 and west of Rifle.The pipeline, called the Hunter Mesa Gathering Pipeline, will cross 21,266 feet of BLM property, and eight pieces of private land.

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