Pete Kolbenschlag

Bureau of Land Management

 

On June 28, the Bureau of Land Management released their final draft Resource Management Plan for the Uncompahgre Field Office. The document represents years of work and would guide land-use planning decisions on public lands in southwest Colorado for decades to come. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has more on why environmental groups and local governments are raising concerns. This report includes comments from Jayson Barangan, the lead public affairs specialist for the BLM Colorado State Office, and Pete Kolbenschalg, founder of Colorado Farm & Food Alliance.

Raleigh Burleigh

 

Paonia activist Pete Kolbenschlag was awarded attorney fees by the Colorado Court of Appeals after being sued by oil and gas company SG Interests for his comment on a Post Independent article. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Pete about his victory and anti-SLAPP legislation that went into effect on July 1st.

AH Marsh photo


Paonia activist Pete Kolbenschlag is wending his way through the state’s legal system after energy company SG Interests filed a SLAPP suit against him in February, 2017. He gave an update to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh. SG Interests declined to comment on the case.

AH Marsh photo


Oregon activists were in western Colorado last week protesting the proposed Jordan Cove Liquid Natural Gas plant and Pacific Connector pipeline. But, what does western Colorado have to do with a project in Oregon? KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Jane Pargiter, Ecoflight


The KDNK News Team got a bird’s-eye perspective of the Garfield County natural gas fields last month with Ecoflight, a local wildlands advocacy group. Amy Hadden Marsh has this story about a new plan for more natural gas drilling in western Garfield County and what that could mean for wildlife habitat in an area that’s riddled with gas wells. The BLM was invited to join KDNK on the flight but agency policy restricts employees to BLM-chartered flights during work hours. Initial public comment on the Balzac Gulch Phase II Master Development Plan closes February 8th.