Energy development in Western Colorado

Last-minute lease deferrals in the North Fork Valley

February 14, 2013
The Bureau of Land Management is auctioning off close to 100 leases for natural gas drilling in Colorado today but 20 parcels in and around Paonia, Crawford, and Hotchkiss won't be among them. Citizens who have taken a stand against gas drilling in the North Fork Valley are happy but the specter of natural gas exploration in the area still looms. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

And click through to hear the full interview with author Eugenia Bone, who went to Washington DC in January to talk with legislators and BLM officials about gas drilling in the North Fork Valley.
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Eugenia Bone full interview

Author Eugenia Bone splits her time between New York City and Crawford, Colorado. She was among four North Fork Valley citizens who went to Washington DC in January to talk with legislators and BLM officials about protecting the area from oil and gas exploration. Here she shares her views with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the recent BLM deferral of lease parcels in the North Fork Valley and why gas drilling there is not a good idea. She starts by talking about how she got involved with the issue.
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