Here's an update from an industry release. Parks and Wildlife Commission has given unanimous approval for drilling at the Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area. With names like Dejour and Kokopelli, doesn't it sound more like a bistro than an oil and gas operation? Hey, it's only ten acres. And it's in the "rural" section of a state wildlife area. So what's the problem?
At its monthly meeting Thursday, the 14-member commission could authorize Colorado Parks and Wildlife director Rick Cables to negotiate a surface rights agreement to allow for energy development from a 10-acre well pad in a rural section of the park, with stipulations to protect the environment and visitors' experiences. Any drilling likely wouldn't occur until 2013.