Colorado State Parks Report Details Possible Closures, Mineral Leasing

01/01/2011 04:12 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Monte Whaley The Denver Post

Some state parks may be closed while others could be opened up to limited oil and gas extraction over the next few years as part of a plan to financially shore up Colorado's parks system.

Mineral leasing may be the most controversial option being considered, but state parks spokeswoman Deb Frazier points out it is just one option being weighed.

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