U.S. Department of Interior likely to rescind plan for region’s oil, gas

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U.S. Department of Interior likely to rescind plan for region’s oil, gas

Pending BLM plan in Southwest Colorado could evaporate
The master lease plan proposal includes the Mesa Verde escarpment, where no surface drilling is allowed. The U.S. Department of Interior may rescind masster leasing plans to expedite the sale of oil and gas leases.
The previously approved area for a master leasing plan in Montezuma and La Plata counties would be about 71,000 acres, about a fifth the size of the original proposal of 326,000 acres. A new directive from the Department of Interior says that MLPs burden oil and gas development and therefore should be eliminated.
Riders climb a hill at Phil’s World, which is included in the 71,000-acre BLM master leasing plan for oil and gas development.

U.S. Department of Interior likely to rescind plan for region’s oil, gas

The master lease plan proposal includes the Mesa Verde escarpment, where no surface drilling is allowed. The U.S. Department of Interior may rescind masster leasing plans to expedite the sale of oil and gas leases.
The previously approved area for a master leasing plan in Montezuma and La Plata counties would be about 71,000 acres, about a fifth the size of the original proposal of 326,000 acres. A new directive from the Department of Interior says that MLPs burden oil and gas development and therefore should be eliminated.
Riders climb a hill at Phil’s World, which is included in the 71,000-acre BLM master leasing plan for oil and gas development.
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