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Farmington councilors rethink denial of gas companies

There are 10 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Aug 19, 2009, titled Farmington councilors rethink denial of gas companies. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

City councilors will consider whether to reverse their decision to deny permits for two oil and gas companies that commissioned construction of an illegal fence on a man's property.

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History

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Aug 19, 2009
My understanding is that the city regulations and county for that matter,says you cannot build a structure within 100 feet of a well head? Is that correct? If so then the fence that was built was in essence trying to follow city ordinances, although it was built without a permit.
So fine the company and move the fence.
And by the way I posted last week about a fence I personally moved with the cooperation of one these companies and the posting disappeared. I guess you can't support a good company that makes a mistake. Will this post disappear also?
Paladin

United States

#2 Aug 19, 2009
No, no, this will never do. They need to get 15-20 different government agencies involved, maybe 2-3 environmental groups. Form a commitee of local concerned citizens and hire additional lawyers and get a loan from China to pay off the lawsuit.

The very idea of making things simple is an insult to governments across the country.
Alzheimers

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Aug 19, 2009
Standley pleads Alzheimers!!
Perhaps, maybe Standley will learn to read the facts before voting.
speling 101

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Aug 19, 2009
Did you mean Councillors?
speling 101

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Aug 19, 2009
Seems I am wrong. My apologies.
Stupid local paper

Houston, TX

#6 Aug 19, 2009
History wrote:
My understanding is that the city regulations and county for that matter,says you cannot build a structure within 100 feet of a well head? Is that correct? If so then the fence that was built was in essence trying to follow city ordinances, although it was built without a permit.
So fine the company and move the fence.
And by the way I posted last week about a fence I personally moved with the cooperation of one these companies and the posting disappeared. I guess you can't support a good company that makes a mistake. Will this post disappear also?
"Approval of the permits would have allowed the companies to move the fence almost 30 feet away from the road, to which Lehmer and the companies had agreed."

Way to Daily-Liberal-Times for bringing this to the forfront and giving the drum beating, tree hunging oil energy hating but depending nuts more reason to complain about anything.
REB

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Aug 19, 2009
We need the gas wells to continue that bring economic stability to the city, county as well as the state without a hold lot of delays.
Wild Bill

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Aug 19, 2009
It's good to know who tree hugging fruitcakes are on the council are. Hasn't this county learned from having a stupid teenager turn himself into a crispy critter on a wellhead and having small child ripped apart by a pumping unit that we need to keep the public far far away from oilfield equipment. It seems like the energy producers are damned if they do and damned if they don't. I know who I'll be voting for and I'll let my neighbors know to. It doesn't take many votes to swing acity/county election :)
Wild Bill

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Aug 19, 2009
It's good to know who tree hugging fruitcakes are on the council are. Hasn't this county learned from having a stupid teenager turn himself into a crispy critter on a wellhead and having a small child ripped apart by a pumping unit, that we need to keep the public far far away from oilfield equipment. It seems like the energy producers are damned if they do and damned if they don't. I know who I'll be voting for and I'll let my neighbors know to. It doesn't take many votes to swing a city/county election :)
Fed Up

Rio Rancho, NM

#10 Aug 24, 2009
Paladin wrote:
No, no, this will never do. They need to get 15-20 different government agencies involved, maybe 2-3 environmental groups. Form a commitee of local concerned citizens and hire additional lawyers and get a loan from China to pay off the lawsuit.
The very idea of making things simple is an insult to governments across the country.
Yes Please!!
They need to take another 18 months to get all this accomplished!! Maybe longer!!
WAIT! They need to pass 5 more new laws because of this!
OH, and DON'T FORGET YOUR PERMITS!!!

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