Energy Advisory Board to hear about pipeline safety
The Garfield County Energy Advisory Board on Thursday will hear from the operations manager of the pipeline company working in Battlement Mesa.
A state oil and gas regulator found that the work being done by Summit Midstream to prepare for natural gas development within the Battlement residential boundaries had inadequate topsoil protection and poor stormwater control.
Speaker Brian Gardner, operations manager for Summit Midstream, will discuss safety considerations for natural gas pipeline construction, operation and maintenance.
The meeting is at the Garfield County Rifle Administration Building, 195 W. 14th St., second floor, in Rifle. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. for all attendees, and the meeting begins at 6 p.m.
Garfield County’s landscape is crisscrossed with more than 1,000 miles of pipelines that transport natural gas and other hydrocarbons from more than 11,000 wellheads to market and ultimately to our homes. Gardner will discuss pipeline safety and how pipelines are constructed, operated, inspected and maintained in a manner that safeguards the environment and the public.
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Former Carbondale trustee Katrina Byars said she wants to bring a voice of environmental sustainability to the commission, and believes her opponent has served long enough.