LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado State Parks wants to open two oil wells at a popular Front Range park.

The Loveland Reporter-Herald says the park commission is looking at wells on the boundaries of Saint Vrain State Park near Longmont. The wells would only run in the fall to minimize the impact on wildlife.

The state owns more than 400 acres of mineral rights below the park. Drilling could bring in $400,000 a year to the cash-strapped agency.

The state is working on getting a permit so it can begin drilling by next winter.

st vrain map Oil Wells Could Be Coming To St. Vrain State Park

(credit: CBS)


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