My name is Sue Beug. I live in Carbon County Montana. I guess my story starts when I was younger growing up in Colorado. We had oil and gas development…we have a farm that’s in what’s known as the Wattenberg field. It’s between Greeley and Denver, on the eastern slope of Colorado. My dad signed an oil and gas lease in 1971, and it was quite interesting, because we went back and finally researched it, and got the original lease. In the original lease, my dad had setbacks of 200 feet from every well. He had no development between April 1 and November 1, because it’s a working farm, and he didn’t want any disruption while there was farming going on—which I thought was really interesting now, because they’re screaming and hollering about having setbacks and all these other things, and he had the forethought at that time.
Carbon County, MT