LETTER: Drilling planned near New Castle | PostIndependent.com

LETTER: Drilling planned near New Castle

Citizens living in and near New Castle need to be aware of an announcement made recently by Barrett Co. to drill 127 natural gas wells near New Castle in the next few months. If you are a resident of the New Castle area, you need to protest this natural gas drilling as it will harm our air, land and water in the surrounding area. Don’t believe the gas companies and their continual propaganda that their drilling and fracking are safe. New roads will be built for these drilling operations. Guess who will be paying for them? Garfield County taxpayers.

There was very little local publicity about this drilling development in our area. The deadline for comments is April 30. This BLM comment period is too short. I believe that the public deserves to have this comment period extended. The environmental damage to this area and to New Castle will far outweigh any economic benefits, if any. Just say no to all of this drilling activity by sending your comments to the Bureau of Land Management before April 30. This is the BLM e-mail address for comments: blm_co_si_mail@blm.gov.

Randy Fricke

New Castle

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