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Conservation Groups Sue BLM Over Gas Leases

Chad J. Reich
A natural gas pad and well in the Gunnison National Forest north of Paonia, Colorado.

A Bureau of Land Management Field Office on the Western Slope decided to open 95 percent of lands under its watch to oil and gas leasing. The State of Colorado and Western Slope conservation groups are suing to stop the sales. KBUT reporter Chad Reich has more on an issue playing out now on the national level.

This story is part of a news collaboration reporting on the impacts of fossil fuels coordinated by the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Coalition.

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