By Emilie Rusch – The Denver Post – August 28, 2015
Noise limits, monthly leak inspections among the new requirements
Erie and one of its oil and gas operators have come to terms on a new agreement to guide future drilling in the Front Range community.
The Erie Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an operator agreement with Encana, which has well sites in and around town.
One such site, near the Vista Ridge development, was a source of controversy late last year after drilling operations caused almost a month of sound and vibration problems that ultimately drew violation notices from the state.
In January, trustees rejected a moratorium on new oil and gas drilling permits on a close vote. The proposal was prompted by the issues at the Pratt site, as well as the failure after months of negotiation to come to a new agreement with Encana. Continue reading “Erie, Encana come to terms on new oil, gas agreement” »