Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Roan Plateau Oil and Gas Leases

For those of you here in Colorado you might have heard some of the recent discussions on the Roan Plateau and the plans to lease land out for oil and gas development. Well, the announcement came out last week allowing the leases to go forward in August. Governor Ritter released a letter and press release protesting this decision. In April Rep. Salazar and Sen. Salazar had submitted identical bills in the house and senate trying to stop this action from taking place, but so far neither has moved out of committee.

Want to learn more about the process that lead to this action? Check out the Bureau of Land Management site which contains documents, decisions, and announcements.

Want to learn more about federal lands? Check out the library guide.

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