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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Spring Creek Pipeline & Associated Fruitland Coal Gas Drilling Project Asks for Public Comment

About the Project

The Spring Creek Pipeline & Fruitland Coal Gas Drilling project area is located within the Spring Creek area of the HD Mountains of the San Juan National Forest (SJNF) Columbine Ranger District, in La Plata and Archuleta Counties, Colorado. The purpose of the project is to respond to Catamount’s application to further develop their valid and existing federal oil and gas leases in the most environmentally responsible way. This would be completed in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and lease stipulations; the SJNF Land and Resource Management Plan; the 2006 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Northern San Juan Basin Coal Bed Methane Project; mitigation measures outlined in the Surface Use Plan of Operation (SUPO); and appropriate Best Management Practices. The proposed Spring Creek Pipeline would transport gas from the San Juan Basin, thus helping meet the public’s need for natural gas and alleviating pipeline capacity issues in the area.

The San Juan National Forest would like to honor requests from previous commenters to allow more time for review and public input on this project, as well as make all requested project information available for the full duration of the 30-day comment period. This comment period will end February 23rd, 2024.

To fill out the comment form, or to fax or mail in your comment, visit the link below, or print the form provided HERE.

For more information on the project, follow this link:

Comment Form HERE
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