14 Aug CHC Submits Comments on Whitewater Development Plan
August 14, 2013 –
Citizens for a Healthy Community, through our partners at the Western Environmental Law Center, submitted comments last week on the proposed Whitewater Unit Master Development Plan (MDP). The MDP, submitted by a Norwegian company Fram, calls for 108 oil wells in the area east of Whitewater and south of Palisade.
Highlights from our comments include:
- The inadequacy of the decades-old Resource Management Plan to guide oil and gas decisions in present day.
- The need to address methane waste issues by requiring available and cost-effective technologies.
- That the BLM impermissibly relies on mitigation measures to avoid a finding of significance relative to resource impacts of the Whitewater MDP
- The lack of cumulative impacts analysis, since Fram previously proposed 492 gas wells for this area.
Click here to read our comments.