Micah Parkin

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A Colorado grassroots coalition started putting together a statewide ballot initiative last month for wider buffer zones between fracking and neighborhoods. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Colorado Rising board member Micah Parkin for details.

More than 20,000 acres of BLM lands go on the virtual auction block Thursday for the agency’s quarterly oil and gas lease sale. Thirty-one parcels in western Colorado counties are up for bid, beginning online at 9 AM.  350 Colorado has organized a protest at the BLM office in Denver. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh asked director Micah Parkin about the group’s concerns and how online auctions will impact protesting.

Micah Parkin

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