Proposed Roan Plateau Natural Resource Plan Out Today

The fate of the Roan Plateau will be presented to the public today by the Bureau of Land Management. The announcement will be made in Battlement Mesa about 15 miles west of Rifle.There have been many proposals and opinions on how and if gas drilling should be allowed in the unique wildlife area formerly called the “Navel Oil Shale Reserve.”Many local governments chose to support a “no drilling” stance reflecting the wishes of their electorate. If the plan is too favorable to oil and gas development, the Roan Plateau could become a major political issue in this year’s election on the Western Slope.

Stayed tuned…..more news and reactions to the BLM Roan Plateau Resource Management Plan amendment to come.

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