Greetings CARE Members and Energy
Despite the celebratory note I sent out
last week regarding the drilling permits in Rio Arriba Country, it appears that
the battle is not yet over. If you read the article, you know it address "conditions"
that need to be met before the permits can actually be issued. The commission
has not yet delineated those conditions and therefore they have not been agreed
to or reduced to writing.
Tomorrow, March 25th, 2010, the Rio
Arriba County Commissioners, based on what they promised at the last
meeting are supposed to announce the decision and, based on the article, we
expect them to issue the permits. Additionally, there will be discussion on 3
new-basically identical-permits that have already passed through planning and
zoning . We're not out of the woods yet! Tomorrow's meeting is in
Espaņola and the proximity to Santa Fe may draw the anti-drilling crowd. Our
presence there is important!
It's the end of March. The county's
rules have shortened the drilling season by half: May 1 to Nov. 1. The company
wanting to develop these domestic energy resources has to make plans, build
locations, contract for rigs, materials and other services--and compete with
other operators for same. They are unable to make even contingency plans until
they have approved permits. Drilling wildcat wells is not something that can be
done overnight--particularly with all the new rules and regulations that need
to be accommodated. There is barely enough time right now to get 8 wells drilled
and evaluated in this truncated drilling season.
I will, again, be bringing a group to
the meeting from Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The meeting is at 1:30 pm in
Espaņola. As we did last month, we will meet for lunch before the meeting.
If you can join us tomorrow, or have
questions, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I will get you more information as it comes together.
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