Longmont’s proposed agreement with a pair of oil and gas companies won’t prohibit drilling for underground deposits inside the city or from wells drilling for deposits under city-owned properties east of those boundaries, city officials have acknowledged.

However, any such drilling and petroleum production would be done from pads and wells located outside Longmont, through horizontal drilling — something that Dale Rademacher, general manager of Longmont’s Public Works and Natural Resources Department, said could happen from well pads as far as 2 miles away from the city or city properties east of Longmont.

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Rademacher was one of the city staff and council members fielding queries during a public question-and-answer forum Tuesday night about the agreement that got initial council …read more

Source:: The Denver Post – Politics


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