Energy development in Western Colorado

BLM holding local meetings to hear public comments on gas leases in the Thompson Divide

April 16, 2014
A series of Bureau of Land Management meetings kicked off Tuesday, with the agency getting public comments on an Environmental Impact Statement--or EIS--analyzing existing oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest. And that includes controversial leases in the Thompson Divide area near Carbondale. The BLM is engaging the public on this scoping process to help identify the issues the local communities want to see addressed in the EIS.

KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to the BLM's David Boyd about the meetings, and how the agency is responding to local requests to void oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide.

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