Friday, August 14, 2020

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Moab, UT

90.2 F
Moab
More

    BLM seeks comment on proposed oil well near Looking Glass Rock

    Featured Stories

    Survey: Local parents want daily in-person teaching

    “I really don’t think that 40% of all people are not going to send their kid to school.”

    Tales of Trails: Savor spectacular views from thrilling Shafer Trail

    In the 1890s, Moab pioneer brothers Frank M. And John S. Shafer developed the route from what had been a Native American pathway connecting what is now Canyonlands National Park to the river below.

    At 99, Moab man is knighted by France

    “The French people will never forget his courage and devotion to the great cause of freedom,”

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 4: ‘A year in the land of eternal spring’

    Though I planned to return someday, whether as a Peace Corps volunteer or not, this experience proved that even the best-laid plans go awry.

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 3: Sudden departure came with painful goodbyes

    Men donned wooden masks and numerous layers of sweatshirts and ponchos then proceeded to hit each other with whips as they danced around the town square.
    Submitted
    Submitted
    Public submissions to The Times-Independent can range from press releases to obituaries to feature stories and news. All submissions are subject to editorial review and approval.
    Looking Glass Rock has a proposed oil well nearby. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

    The Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on a proposal to drill an oil and gas well in northern San Juan County. The proposed well pad is located on public lands approximately 1.7 miles southeast of Looking Glass Rock.

    Wesco Operating, Inc. revised its initial proposal to avoid accessing the well site via a county road through the Wilson Arch community, which lies north of the project area.

    “The BLM is committed to responsible energy development and responding to people’s concerns,” said Moab Field Manager Nicollee Gaddis-Wyatt. “Based on the public scoping input we received last fall, we were able to work with the operator and San Juan County to develop an alternate access route from the south to lessen potential impacts to the local community.”

    The environmental assessment also considers concerns raised by the public, such as water quality and visual quality, and includes resource protection measures to minimize potential impacts.

    The deadline to comment is Oct. 18 and they can be submitted online via the ePlanning website, select the “Comment on Document” button; or mail to the Bureau of Land Management, Attention: La Sal APD2, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532.

    Comments regarding concerns or issues, additional facts or information, or specifically addressing the proposal are most helpful, according to a press release from the agency. Entire comments – including personal identifying information – might be made publicly available.

    For additional information about the project proposal, contact the Moab Field Office, at 435-259-2100.

    Share this!

    - Advertisement -

    Latest News

    BLM omits September Moab-area oil, gas leases

    “This victory will ensure, for now, that the spectacular views at Arches and Canyonlands remain unspoiled by industrialization."

    75% of students opt for in-person schooling

    According to Frank Melo, maintenance supervisor for the district, the ventilation systems in the schools have MERV 8 filters, which are not rated for filtering viral particles.

    ‘Moot’ Lionsback lawsuit dismissed

    The decision to end litigation was based in large part on developer Jon Dwight’s decision to develop the project based on the original agreement ironed out in 2008.

    COVID claims life of county senior citizen

    “Our sympathies go out to the family of the deceased. This is a sobering reminder of why we take the precautions that we do."

    Here’s what to expect as in-person schooling commences Sept. 8

    The district has presented three options to parents, attempting to ensure public education is available to every Moab child no matter their particular situation.