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Release Date: 08/31/12
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

BLM seeks public comment on well pad proposal south of Rangely (08-31-12)

MEEKER, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a natural gas well pad proposal five miles south of Rangely, Colo.

EnCana Oil and Gas is proposing to construct a 5-acre well pad near East Douglas Creek (County Road 27) and Trail Canyon (County Road 120). The proposal includes a 300-yard long access road and a 6.5-mile pipeline that would parallel County Road 120. EnCana is proposing to drill eight wells from this pad.

The total disturbance prior to interim reclamation would be 53.2 acres on BLM and 11.8 acres on private land. Primary access to the pad would be from County Road 27 off State Highway 139.

BLM will prepare an environmental assessment on this proposal. Before it completes the assessment, BLM wants to hear any specific issues, concerns and comments the public has about this proposal.  Comments will be most helpful if received by Sept. 17, 2012.

Written comments and questions should be directed to the White River Field Office, 220 E. Market St., Meeker, Colo. 81641. Electronic comments may be submitted to

A map and more details about the proposed action are available at:

Before including address, phone number, e-mail address, or any other personal identifying information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comment – including personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

  220 East Market      Meeker, CO 81641  

Last updated: 08-31-2012