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There's a movement underway to cancel several leases in the Thompson Creek area near Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. Leading that charge is the Thompson Divide Coalition. KDNK's Conrad Wilson stat down with TDC member Jock Jocober.
The Thompson Divide Coalition will meet Thursday, September 3 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Carbondale Rural & Fire Protection District Fire House meeting room on Highway 133.
The drop off in gas prices has drastically slowed drilling in the areas surrounding the Roaring Fork Valley. A recent report estimated that 46-percent of Colorado's drilling rigs were out of production. Land just over the hills surrounding Aspen and Carbondale is leased for drilling. And as KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports some groups worry that once fuel prices rebound places used for recreation and ranching could be developed.