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Roan Plateau

Bridging the Energy vs. Environment Divide: Colorado's Roan Plateau Case Study

Marc Ross | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Marc Ross

A few years ago, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) leased 55,000 acres of public land in the Roan Plateau for natural gas development. This would have allowed unrestricted drilling on top of the plateau and throughout most of its uncorrupted terrain.

Judge Sends Bush-Era Drilling Plans Back To The Drawing Board

The Colorado Independent | Posted 06.26.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: A federal judge ruled Friday that a Bush-era auction of gas leases on the Roan Plateau failed to adequ...

Oil Companies Will Likely Face Fines For 2008 Garden Gulch Spill

Posted 08.21.2011 | Denver

In early 2008, two separate releases of hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemically laced hydraulic fracturing fluid and other natural gas drilling...

Rebecca Watson, Senior Interior Department Official,

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Dennis Webb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A woman who had authority over planning for oil and gas development on the Roan Plateau while she was a high-level federal official has withdrawn from...

PHOTOS: Which Colorado Locales Were Named 'Best Wild Places' By Field And Stream?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Trout Unlimited and Field & Stream have teamed up to name the 'Best Wild Places' in America. All of these Western locations are unique in their beaut...

Bill Barrett Corp and the Halliburton Loophole Threaten Rockies

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The use of hydraulic fracturing to get at hard-to-reach hydrocarbon supplies has lots of folks wondering whether the next fossil fuel disaster might happen in the Rocky Mountains.

Is Bill Barrett Corp's Massive Lobbying Spree Aimed at Interior Secretary Ken Salazar?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

In the fall of 2008, the outgoing Bush administration gave the oil and gas industry a parting gift that now threatens to destroy the Roan Plateau in Colorado, an area known for its stunning vistas.

Roan Plateau Drilling: Battle Eminent As Gas Company Suggest 3,200 Wells

The Denver Post | Mark Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The fight over plans for natural-gas drilling on the Roan Plateau has erupted anew after Bill Barrett Corp. told investors that there are up to 3,200 ...

Salazar at the Interior Department: So Much at Stake

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar has to send a powerful signal that the era of unethical behavior and unchecked industry influence is over.

Colorado Senate Race Candidates Talk Energy

David Chong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Chong

In the first debate in Colorado's hotly contested race for an open Senate seat, the candidates sparred over gas prices and energy policy. Common ground existed on some fronts, but the candidates were divided on how to deal with the potential environmental fallout of more aggressive energy exploration in the Rocky Mountain State.