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DN oil drilling permit on hold

Posted: Thursday, Feb 6th, 2014

Courier staff writer

DEL NORTE — Rio Grande County was expecting a 1041 Conditional Use Permit application from the Dan A. Hughes Company (DAHC) earlier this week for oil and gas exploration in the San Francisco Creek area, but news of “issues” within the company is all they received.

“The company has had some issues come up that are out of their hands right now,” wrote Rio Grande County Land Use Administrator Rose Vanderpool on Wednesday in an email. “They would like Western Land Management to push for an extension with permits that are about up with the COGCC (Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission). The company may pursue with the county process next year.”

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