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Commissioners extend oil and gas moratorium to July 2020


March 11, 2020

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The hold on oil & gas exploration in Boulder County was extended by the Board of Commissioners until July 2020.

Last year, the Boulder County Commissioners enacted a moratorium on oil and gas development in the county. This came as a result of Crestone Peak Resources' 2018 proposal for a drilling project that would span a 1.5 mile stretch of Highway 52 and could include up to 140 wells, which would drain 10 square miles of underground deposits.

Surrounding residents rose up in opposition of the proposal...

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