- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) - Some Western Colorado residents are concerned about a company’s plans to drill for natural gas near a high school.

The Grand Junction Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/29Qa2Cz) that Ursa Resources has proposed drilling near Grand Valley High School in Parachute.

Several dozen people turned up to one of Ursa’s regular community update meetings on Tuesday. The company’s drilling plans also include two pads in the residential community.

The proposals are being reviewed under new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission rules about large drilling operations in urban areas or near high-occupancy buildings, like schools. Under those rules, the drilling near the school will undergo local consultation involving Garfield County.

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