The Bureau of Land Management just announced the deferral of oil & gas leasing in the North Fork of the Gunnison Valley! The BLM opted not to auction-off nearly 30,000acres, but rather conduct additional analysis before making such a decision. Oil & gas leasing could still rear its head, but people like you, along with local government and farmers, spoke in unison. To that, BLM responded!
“We are gratified by the BLM’s decision and think the agency finally heeded the public’s voice. That public included more than the usual suspects: irrigation companies, domestic water companies, every municipality in the North Fork, as well as the voices of our legislative representatives,” said WCC President Gretchen Nicholoff.
There are numerous folks to thank!
– Helen Hankins, BLM Colorado State Director, email@example.com or (303) 239-3700
– Barb Sharrow, BLM Uncompahgre Valley Field Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 240-5300
– Senator Mark Udall, click here to send an email or call the Grand Junction office 970-245-9553
– Senator Michael Bennet, click here to send an email or call the Grand Junction office (970) 241-6631