Southern Delivery System: Fremont County alternative

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Here’s an update on the deliberations over Colorado Springs’ proposal to run the Southern Delivery System through Fremont County, from Chris Woodka writing for the Pueblo Chieftain. From the article:

That left commissioners in Fremont County – the fallback option for Colorado Springs, Security and Fountain – wondering when the mitigation for impacts in their county would be developed. “How do these mitigations transfer to Fremont County?” asked Mike Stiehl, chairman of the Fremont County commissioners. “Many would stay the same,” explained Keith Riley, a Colorado Springs Utilities staffer working on SDS. Riley said parts of the EIS might have to be written if Colorado Springs chooses to run the pipeline through Fremont County, an alternative it is considering if it becomes too difficult to obtain a 1041 land-use permit in Pueblo County…

Stiehl closed public comment on the application for the project after Tuesday’s hearing and noted commissioners have 45 days to make a decision under their own guidelines. Commissioners will meet again on the issue on Feb. 24. Pueblo County commissioners will next take up deliberations on the 1041 permit at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Pueblo County Courthouse.

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