NO- DRILLING MORATORIUM FOR NOW IN ADAMS
brighton » Adams County leaders made it clear early Wednesday that they won’t support a 10- month ban on new oil and gas activity in urban parts of the county after hearing nearly eight hours of testimony that began the night before.
The five commissioners didn’t take an actual up or down vote, but a majority of the board said they wouldn’t support a moratorium.
They will instead at a study session Tuesday examine several options regarding the regulation of energy extraction, including setting stricter operating standards as a condition of drilling in the county.
They plan to take a final vote on the issue the following week.
“I want to make the right decision with the right information,” Commissioner Chaz Tedesco said as the clock ticked toward 2: 30 a. m. Wednesday.
More than 500 people attended Tuesday night’s meeting, and many had to listen to the proceedings in an overflow room.