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By Dennis Webb
The Daily Sentinel 

Statewide setback controversy plays out in Battlement Mesa


October 7, 2018

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Charlie Farr moved west from Michigan after his doctor recommended he head to a drier climate because of his mild bronchial asthma.

He built his home in Battlement Mesa 20 years ago.

"It's been really good until a couple of years ago," he said of life there.

What's changed, Farr said, is the drilling Ursa Resources has begun in Battlement Mesa, an unincorporated residential development of several thousand residents.

Ursa recently finished drilling and hydraulically fracturing wells on a pad a little more than 800 feet away from Farr's subdivision. Farr said he...

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