Beleaguered property owner Ray McCarty told Montezuma County commissioners on Monday that he would continue his fight against the oil cartels.
"I'm going to hammer it as long as I can hammer it," McCarty said Monday, May 12. "It's unjust."
For nearly an hour, McCarty addressed commissioners about a dispute over his land contaminated with gasoline on U.S. 160. He asked commissioners if they'd force the Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety to implement fines against Fraley & Co., for failed cleanup measures.
"Crimes have been committed against property owners of this county," he said.
McCarty operated Wild Wild Rest, which consisted of a Sinclair Gas station and convenience store between Mancos and Mesa Verde National Park.
The Sinclair closed in 2004. In 2006, Fraley, of Cortez, was deemed responsible for removing the tanks.