November 2, 2012
The Routt County Planning Commission voted, 8-1, to approve Shell Oil's new Trout Creek well. It must still go to the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 20 for final consideration. Shell currently is drilling the Dawson Creek well, pictured above, south of Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
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Planning commissioners on Thursday recommended that Shell Oil be required to build a subsurface water quality monitoring well between the well’s bore hole and six domestic water wells in the vicinity.