Thursday, August 23, 2012

Boulder County adopts Precautionary Approach to Drilling

This story in the Denver Post reports that Boulder County, CO is looking to adopt a "first do no harm" approach to gas development there. Here is a key excerpt:

Planning Commission vice chairman John Gerstle told Boulder County commissioners on Wednesday night that it boils down to a county expectation that oil and gas companies will "first, do no harm" when drilling their wells in unincorporated areas and producing oil and gas from the wells once they've been drilled.
In general, Gerstle told commissioners Cindy Domenico, Will Toor and Deb Gardner, "we want to make sure we don't harm anything" when oil and gas operations get under way -- whether it's the health and safety of Boulder County residents, or the environment.

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