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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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Release Date: 05/02/12
Contacts: Shannon Borders, 970-240-5399    

BLM defers all North Fork Valley oil and gas parcels in August 2012 lease sale (05-02-12)


MONTROSE, Colo. – Today, the Bureau of Land Management announced the deferral all parcels associated with the August 2012 oil and gas lease sale in the North Fork Valley.  

The environmental assessment evaluated 22 proposed oil and gas parcels near Paonia, Hotchkiss and Somerset, Colo. for the Aug. 9, 2012, quarterly oil and gas lease sale.  BLM has opted to conduct additional analysis of the proposed lease parcels based on public input.

To learn more about oil and gas leasing on federal lands, go to http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/oilandgas.html.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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