Oil & Gas Leases

Colorado State Land Board

Oil prices continue to drop, affecting economies and industries across the world, and Colorado is no different. 

Wednesday night, the Grand Valley Citizen’s Alliance held a meeting in Parachute. 


The Bureau of Land Management has wrapped up its comment period about the leases under question in the White River National Forest.

The BLM is currently running an Environmental Impact Study on some existing oil and gas leases, leases they’ve already given out.

"The BLM is looking at 65 existing leases on the White River National Forest," said David Boyd, a BLM spokesman.  "BLM either needs to adopt the Forest Service analysis, or do our own.  Back in '93, we did not do either of those, so we're we're doing this Environmental Impact Study now to address that."