WESTMINSTER — The company that had asked to drill near Standley Lake and the Westminster Hills Off-Leash Dog Park has withdrawn its application, according to a statement from the CEO.

Both permit applications were submitted by Highlands Natural Resources Corporation for areas near Standley Lake and the Westminster Hills Off-Leash Dog Park.

On Thursday afternoon, the company announced it had bowed out via email to 9NEWS.

“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and upon further consideration of its development plans in Jefferson County, Highlands Natural Resources has withdrawn its drilling and spacing unit application, Form 2A, and all Applications for Permit to Drill from the COGCC (Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission) relating to Standley Lake,” the statement from CEO and Chairman Robert Price reads.

This comes after the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission sought public comment for the application, which was filed by Highlands Natural Resources.

The deadline for public comment in regards to the proposal was Nov. 22.