Pitkin County Hosts Thompson Divide Community Meeting in Carbondale

Opportunity for Public to Learn about Natural Gas Drilling and Lease Extension Proposals, and Make Comments to Officials


The public will get a chance to hear from representatives of the natural gas industry, the Bureau of Land Management, community groups, and local government at a community meeting on the Thompson Divide next week. Pitkin County Commissioners are hosting the event to bring all sides of the Thompson Divide natural gas issue together to give them an opportunity to educate, and hear from, the public.


There are currently numerous applications to drill in this area, as well as requests by the gas industry to extend the lives of leases that are about to expire. 


“This is a critical time for this area of high country between Glenwood Springs and McClure Pass,” said Chair of the Pitkin County Board of Commissioners, George Newman. “Since most of the applications are in Pitkin County, we want to be sure the public understands what’s involved in these drilling and extension requests before decisions are made,” Newman said.  


The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 27th beginning at 6pm at Carbondale Town Hall. For more information call Pat Bingham at 920-5204.

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013