U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 05/08/12|
BLM hosts community session about oil and gas development (05-07-12)
The session will provide the community an opportunity to learn about the BLM’s oil and gas program and the State of Colorado’s role in the leasing process. The morning will include presentations from the BLM and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. In the afternoon the public can visit information stations and ask questions of program specialists from both agencies.
The stations will include information about the National Environmental Policy Act and BLM’s planning process, oil and gas development and surface use, the BLM and split estate, and the COGCC.
The planned agenda is:
10:00am – 12:00pm Presentations about oil and gas resources: what they are, how they are leased, and how they are developed
12:00pm – 1:00pm Break for lunch
12:30pm – 2:30pm Information stations
Adams State will not charge for parking on Saturday, but attendees are asked not to use reserved parking spaces.
Nationally, the BLM manages oil and gas leasing on 570 million acres of BLM, national forest, and other federal lands, as well as private lands where minerals rights belong to the federal government. In Colorado, the BLM manages 27 million acres of mineral estate. The BLM was given this responsibility through the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, and the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands of 1947.
The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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|Last updated: 05-08-2012|
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