GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - The fight over whether to expand oil and gas drilling near a Greeley high school may not be over.
Sierra Club is asking state regulators to deny Synergy Resources a permit for the site near Northridge High School now that councilors have rejected an appeal by residents.
Club member Lauren Swain tells the Greeley Tribune that the state's net setback rules for drilling are still inadequate.
Synergy already has permission for 15 wells and plans to add three more, along with 36 more oil and water tanks.
Residents worry that's too industrial for the area though the company says it wouldn't be able to drill all 18 wells at once.
Vice president Craig Rasmuson says the company will monitor air quality every month, do water testing and put up a sound barrier.
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