CHC Invites You to Join Us at a Public Meeting

August 21, 2015 –

Dear friends of CHC,

CHC has consistently advocated for federal legislative protections for the North Fork Valley’s public lands as well as increased conservation measures, best management practices, and additional protections where drilling occurs.  For years we have pursued these goals.

In recent months, drilling company SG Interests proposed a legislative lease exchange and Delta County went on record requesting that any exchange also include conservation measures to protect public lands.

We invite you to join us at an upcoming public meeting to learn more and have a discussion about a proposed mineral withdrawal, lease exchange, and mitigations; discuss pros and cons; and ask questions.

– Monday, August 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at The Hive (130 Grand Ave. in Paonia)
– Tuesday, September 1 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss (176 N. 1st St.)
– Wednesday, September 2 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at The Hive (130 Grand Ave. in Paonia)

In the meantime, should you like to discuss this issue with one of our board members or staff, please click here to submit your contact information to us and we will give you a call.

We view CHC as a long-term, 10 to 15 year effort, to advocate for the most protection we can obtain for as much land as possible, while also pursuing increased protections and conservation measures where, despite our best efforts to prevent it, drilling happens.  There are many avenues to obtain additional protections, from legislation to rulemakings and memorada of understanding at the local, state, and federal levels.

With or without a lease exchange, with or without a mineral withdrawal, CHC is going to be here to fight to protect our way of life and the resources that make the Delta County region such a treasured place.  And, as we have said before, should an isolated lease exchange proposal move forward without significant benefits for the North Fork Valley, we will fight it tooth and nail and do everything we can to ensure it never becomes law.

Thank you for your participation in CHC and protecting our community.  We hope to see you or speak with you soon.


John VanDenBerg
CHC Board Chair

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