“During the hearing about the Triple Creek drilling proposal the Mayor turned it into a debate over whether or not the company had the right to extract the oil, rather than whether or not the drilling company met the “use by special review” standard. The “use by special review” standard requires a development meet five separate criteria. If one of the criteria is not met the project cannot move forward. In my opinion, the project failed to meet at least one of the criteria set forth.
But, here in the Denver-Julesberg Basin mineral rights are sacred. And that is why mineral rights are what ultimately guided the decision made by the City Council.”
League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans