Thompson Divide

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A recent meeting with Garfield County Commissioners and John Whitney of Sen. Michael Bennett's office opened the door to more talks about supporting the Colorado Recreation Economy Act, or CORE Act. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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Garfield County Commissioners recently rejected permanent protection of the Thompson Divide as stated in the proposed Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy Act.  But, some of their reasons aren't accurate. Scott Willoughby of Trout Unlimited and Will Roush of Wilderness Workshop join host Amy Hadden Marsh to do a little fact-checking.

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Omar Sarabia, nos trae una perspectiva diferente sobre la entrevista al comisionado. Abogando por el Thompson Divide

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En un lado del condado hay gente que aboga por el cuidado del ambiente mientras que al otro lado del condado la falta de trabajos por el aceite y el gas impacta la economía de las familias. Gracias a eso, Charlando con Crystal nos dimos a la tarea de entrevistar al comisionado Tom Jankovsky, para que nos explicara su opinión del tema.

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Commissioners now oppose withdrawing the popular area southwest of Carbondale from oil and gas leasing.

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A Federal court in Denver dismissed a legal challenge against the Bureau of Land Management's 2016 Thompson Divide lease cancellations. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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Last fall, the Bureau of Land Management canceled 25 natural gas leases in the Thompson Divide. In February, SG Interests, which held 18 of those leases, filed suit to challenge that decision. The judge has not made a ruling on SG's complaint. But, now, conservation group Wilderness Workshop and Pitkin County have filed a separate suit. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more about why this suit and why now.

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Host Bill Kight goes in depth with Will Roush of Wilderness Workshop about the 25 canceled natural gas leases on the Thompson Divide.

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Last week, the Bureau of Land Management released its final Record of Decision on disputed oil and gas leases on the White River National Forest, which canceled 25 leases on the Thompson Divide. But, not all of the Thompson Divide is closed to drilling. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

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