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  • Groups say the BLM and Forest Service failed to analyze the “serious environmental consequences” from fracking, and have called for tighter EPA regulations on drilling companies


  • City of Cortez awarded $2 million for its renovation of the former Cortez Journal building to become the new city hall.
  • Cortez City Council votes unanimously to send a letter to the Bureau of Land Management supporting a master leasing plan.


  • Colorado's 3rd Congressional District Representative Scott Tipton will face challengers in both the Republican primary and the November general election.
  • Citizens urge the Montezuma County Commissioners to support a Master Leasing Plan, but opposition remains.


  • Montezuma County Commissioner Larry Don Suckla voiced continuing concerns Monday about protective designations proposed by the Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office.


  • Montezuma County Commissioners reiterate their opposition to a Master Leasing Plan to further regulate oil and gas development on BLM lands, draft letter stating their position.


  • The Montezuma and Dolores County commissioners both are expressing concern about protective designations proposed by the Bureau of Land Management.
  • Addition of a second write-in candidate means the election for Dolores Town Board has become a competition.


  • Ambulance bay aesthetics prompts a lengthy debate Tuesday at the Cortez City Council meeting.
  • Announcement that the Bureau of Land Management had deferred three leases for oil and gas development near Chaco Canyon was premature.

  • Timing and extent of Bureau of Land Management Master Leasing Plan questioned at public meeting.

The BLM Master Leasing Plan: What Is At Stake

Mar 14, 2016
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The Bureau of Land Management is in the process of developing a Master Leasing Plan for development in southwestern Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michal Rosenoer, West Slope Field Manager with Conservation Colorado, about what is at stake in this planning process, and how you can get involved.

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