DELTA, Colo. – The Delta County Commissioners invite local residents who are interested in learning more about oil and gas leasing and development to attend a public information meeting on Saturday, March 3, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Paonia High School.
“We understand many of our residents have concerns and want to learn more about oil and gas leasing and development after the Bureau of Land Management posted the lease parcels that are available for sale in the North Fork Valley,” said Olen Lund, Delta County Commissioner. “Therefore, we’re bringing experts to provide insight into the processes.”
The morning sessions will include a presentation by David Noe, PhD, a senior geologist at the Colorado Geological Survey in Denver, on the geology of the North Fork Valley. Other sessions include a panel discussion about the leasing and permitting processes for oil and gas exploration as well as an overview of regulations for hydraulic fracturing, water and air quality.
Presenters from the morning sessions will lead breakout sessions in the afternoon where the public can ask questions and learn more about the oil and gas leasing process, water, air quality, drilling, hydraulic fracturing, private land issues and current oil and gas activities.
Staff from the Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Geological Survey, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Delta County, Delta County Health Department, U.S Forest Service and industry representatives will participate in the meeting.
For more information, contact Carolyn Clemens, Executive Assistant, Delta County Administration at 970-874-2101.