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BLM Must Begin the Process of Tapering Fossil Fuel Development

November 8, 2016 • Pete Dronkers

The North Fork Valley and its surroundings — managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Uncompahgre Field Office — is an exceptionally beautiful place. Located on the western slope of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the valley is home to the largest concentration of organic farms in Colorado, and is renowned for its outdoor reaction. Many in the region have worked hard to transition the local economy from coal mining to more sustainable industries such as agriculture, tourism, recreation, and the arts. Now this cleaner economy is under threat.

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Protest the sale of oil and gas lease sale parcel WY-1508-72

June 5, 2015 • Earthworks, et al
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PROTEST: DOI-BLM-NM-F010-2014-0227-EA Farmington Field Office

November 19, 2014 • Earthworks, et al
Media Releases

Plan to Lease Santa Fe National Forest for Oil and Gas Drilling Risks Community Health and Cultural

October 20, 2014 • Earthworks et al

Santa Fe, NM - A broad coalition of local and national conservation groups announced plans to sue the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”), if the agency proceeds with the sale of 13 parcels (almost 20,000 acres of public lands) in the Santa Fe National Forest for oil and gas fracking. BLM received more than a hundred letters protesting the sale and challenging the agency’s failure to consider potentially serious impacts to the area’s air, water, wildlife, and surrounding communities

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Comments Regarding the Farmington Field Office EA and Unsigned FONSI

September 23, 2014 • Earthworks, et al
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Comments Regarding the Farmington Field Office EA and Unsigned FONSI

May 28, 2014 • Earthworks, et al
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Appeal of the San Juan National Forest Final Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Decision

November 4, 2013 • Earthworks et. al.
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Scoping comments on the February 2014 Tres Rios Field Office oil and gas lease sale

June 3, 2013 • Earthworks et. al.