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Energy company drops plans to drill under lake, dog park

November 9, 2018

DENVER (AP) — An oil and gas company that wanted to drill 14 wells that would extend underneath a Colorado lake has withdrawn its application amid public outcry over the proposal.

The Denver Post reports Highlands Natural Resources Corp. also dropped its application for 14 proposed wells under the Westminster Hills Off-Leash Dog Park, which is just north of Standley Lake in Westminster.

Highlands CEO and chairman Robert Price said in a statement sent to The Denver Post on Thursday that “Through the process of communicating with various stakeholders and upon further consideration of its development plans in Jefferson County, Highlands Natural Resources has withdrawn” its applications for all 28 wells near Standley Lake.

Price says the withdrawals were effective for the “foreseeable future.”

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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