Thursday, May 1, 2014


Learn about local government and economic development groups' opposition to canceling thousands of future oil and gas wells and canceling 65 local oil and gas contracts 10 years after they were awarded. 

Under pressure from extreme environmental groups and Pitkin County, the BLM is considering canceling and/or modifying 65 oil and gas leases. These leases together represent thousands of acres of land and thousands of acres of future drilling locations in Mesa, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Delta, and Pitkin Counties. Cancellation of these leases would mean lost revenue to local governments and fewer jobs. These leases are more than ten years old and many of them have currently producing gas wells on them. 

Thursday, May 1st, 3:00 p.m at the De Beque High School Gymnasium, 730 Minter Avenue, De Beque, CO 81630.

In attendance:
State Representative, Ray Scott
Rose Pugliese, Mesa County Commissioner
John Justman, Mesa County Commissioner
Shawn Bolton, Rio Blanco County Commissioner
Randy Winkler, Mayor of Rifle
Diane Schwenke, Grand Junction Area Chamber President and CEO
Bonnie Peterson, Club 20 Executive Director
Frank Ladd, Rifle Chamber President and CEO
Lois Dunn, Grand Valley Area Realtor
Duncan McArthur, Western Colorado Contractors Association

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