Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Largest well site in Greeley city limits gets approval

There's no doubt in my mind that the planning commission approved the site for the 57 wells, because almost half of that number is already in operation, near the intersection of U.S. 34 with U.S. 85. What the members must have forgotten to consider is that this site will now emit an even higher concentration of VOC's so the area will be much more hazardous to the health of many people, and especially young children, living nearby!

Plus, there is Union Colony elementary school within one mile of it! Those parents now should be as outraged as the ones of Frontier are, and show up in droves at the City Council meeting to share their outrage before the council, as they have always done so far, will unanimously give the expansion its seal of approval!

Take a look here to view the site (A) in relation to the school (B)

These storage tanks are already in place, as are 28 separators representing the same number of well heads.

Here's the Greeley Tribune article: Largest well site in Greeley city limits gets approval from Planning Commission

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mineral Resources Pulls Out Near Frontier,... For Now!

A note from Greeley City Planner Mike Garrott 

"..Mineral Resources has formally withdrawn the South Greeley Directional Project... [T]he hearing will not occur tomorrow [April 22nd] as scheduled. 
If they choose to move forward with another application in the future, they will be required to submit a new application in its entirety."  
This is good news indeed, but Mineral Resources keeps lurking in the background, and the concern for future drilling remains! I just read the following on the Facebook page (FPG) of concerned Frontier parents:

"FPG has been receiving a lot of emails of concern regarding the Tribune article just released. I spoke with Brad Mueller (City of Greeley) and he confirmed Mineral Resources plans on refiling a new application...
This statement is from Tyler Richardson in the email sent to the city withdrawing the proposal.

"...Mineral Resources will explore the concept of altering the configuration of the proposed use in order to increase the distance to the southerly property line of Frontier Academy to a minimum of 1000 feet. If the reconfiguration approval cannot be accomplished, we will reapply under the original USR criteria." . 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stop Greeley from Endangering Kids!

“Would you want to live here? Want your kids to play here?"

Sadly, in Greeley drilling rigs like in the video will soon become reality in Fox Run, and unless stopped, near Frontier Elementary School, and near 16th Street - U.S. 85. too; all sites too close to people, and especially children!

Residents could not stop the permit for Fox Run or the additional wells at Northridge High School and the Sheep Draw Nature Trail. There simply was not enough outrage! Unless all of Frontier's parents show up, and many other Greeley residents as well, chances are that the permits will be granted. Don't let that happen! Get people to show up for the sake of Greeley's children!

Show up in large numbers to speak out against it!

April 22 at 1:15 p.m.
Council Chambers of the Lincoln Park Annex building,
919 7th St.

 "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul 

than the way it treats its children."

 ~Nelson Mandela ~


Hearing for drilling project near Frontier elementary postponed two weeks

Greeley parents, environmentalists to speak out against well site near school