This project is already having a negative impact on Delta County. Hunters have been pushed off public lands by survey crews working on the project, and others have reported spray paint and survey flags being placed across the landscape.
The project is further complicated by the existence of a 2D seismic mapping project in the same area.
This 2D project was approved retroactively by the COGCC, meaning Gunnison Energy started work on the project prior to getting permission, calling into question the quality of the review actually conducted by the agency.
Interactive Map: Iron Point 3D Mapping Project This map allows you to zoom in or out and see multiple layers of data from watersheds, to game units, deer and elk habitat, to threatened species, to historic landslides. Data layers can be turned on by clicking the check mark next to the layer name in the list of layers on the right side of the map. There are also information pop-ups when click on specific areas on the map.
Iron Point 3D Delta County Operations Map–provided by the applicant.
Iron Point 3D Delta County Hydrology Identification Map–provided by the applicant.
Delta County is holding a public hearing on November 14th at 1:30pm at the Delta County Courthouse to determine whether to process the Specific Development Application administratively. The County is accepting comments until November 14th. You can personalize this letter to the Commissioners, or send your own comments to:
Delta County Commissioners,
501 Palmer St., #115
Delta, CO 81416
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