Part of BLM Colorado’s multiple-use mission includes managing renewable and non-renewable energy resources on behalf of the public. The BLM must balance existing and future development in way that conserves the land for future generations. The BLM is also tasked with ensuring the public receives fair compensation for Federal minerals that are developed. Planning for energy development on BLM-administered lands is done with help from the public.
BLM Colorado Energy Facts (FY2014):
6,701 producing federal oil and gas wells
2,169 Producing federal leases
422 Approved Applications for Permits to Drill on Federal Land
3,951 Approved APDs from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, (this number includes federal permits)
7 producing coal mines covering 60,000 acres