Report: Drilling could cost North Fork

By Dennis Web/Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
Sunday, July 9, 2017

A new report by a North Fork Valley activist group contends that there would be more economic negatives than positives for Delta County from a 35-well drilling project proposed by Gunnison Energy 12 miles north of Paonia.
The report by Citizens for a Healthy Community says Delta County would receive property and severance tax revenue from just three wells that would be located in the county, with the rest to be located in Gunnison County. But the impact of the project to the surrounding area would result in hits to agritourism; to hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation revenues; and to residential and agricultural property tax revenues because of a decline in property values, it says.
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