Tag Archives: Roan Plateau

Elected Officials Respond To Cancellation Of Oil & Gas Leases

oil-and-gas-drilling-300An announcement was made earlier this week that Secretary of the interior Sally Jewell, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, have agreed to cancel 25 oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau on the Thompson Divide, located in the White River National Forest. The news of the Continue reading

Officials Release Environmental Impact Statement for Roan Plateau

ROANFederal land managers have released a tentative plan to protect most of the wild but energy-rich Roan Plateau in western Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management unveiled an updated environmental impact statement yesterday for the plateau, a step toward implementing a landmark compromise Continue reading

Settlement Reached on Roan Plateau

ROANSecretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Friday, joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to announce a landmark settlement agreement that will help protect the Roan Plateau near Rifle, while also encouraging natural gas development. The settlement helps protect wildlife and supports opportunities for outdoor Continue reading

Rankin Visits Moffat County Commissioners

BOB RANKINHouse District 57 Representative Bob Rankin stopped by the Moffat County Commissioners meeting yesterday morning to get the commissioners to sign a resolution regarding repayment of Roan Plateau leases. Years ago, oil and gas leases were sold atop the Roan Plateau. Continue reading

Hickenlooper Negotiates Drilling on Roan Plateau

ROANAn aide to Governor John Hickenlooper says the governor doesn’t want western Colorado to lose future revenue because of a proposal to settle lawsuits over drilling on the Roan Plateau.  Hickenlooper’s planning and budget director gave his assurances in a letter to Republican state Representative Continue reading