The proposal includes 22,308 acres in various locations in Mesa County.
The letter states: "As the economic regional center for western Colorado and eastern Utah the Board wholeheartedly supports the multiple uses of BLM lands and resources. Oil and gas resource development in the region provides important economic benefits and impacts within Mesa County. Mesa County is the host community for northwest Colorado’s oil and gas work force, and many of its vendors, suppliers and service companies. The Lease Sale should positively impact ad valorem tax, severance tax, Federal Mineral Lease royalties, energy impact dollars, business personal property tax and sales taxes as well as the general economic health of our community."