- Associated Press - Thursday, December 14, 2017

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Fort Collins city officials are asking the public for input on a plan to increase buffers between new development and active oil and gas wells and decreasing buffers for plugged and abandoned wells.

The Coloradoan reported Wednesday the two proposed land use code changes would increase buffers from 350 feet (107 meters) to 500 feet (152 meters) for new residential and commercial development near active wells and lower buffers from 350 feet to 100 feet (31 meters) for new development near wells that are plugged and abandoned.

By increasing the buffers, the code will match state regulations on new wells.

Residents, property owners and stakeholders have until Jan. 11 to ask questions or comment on the proposals in person or online.


Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com

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