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Release Date: 07/17/12
Contacts: David Boyd, BLM Colorado Public Affairs, (970) 876-9008    

BLM releases assessment of proposed pipeline for public review (07-16-12)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment of a proposed 95-mile 16-inch pipeline to transport natural gas liquids.

The pipeline is being proposed by Enterprise Mid-America Pipeline and would follow an existing pipeline corridor across Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Mesa counties in Colorado, and Uintah and Grand counties in Utah.  It would cross BLM lands administered by the White River and Grand Junction field offices in Colorado and the Vernal and Moab field offices in Utah.

The pipeline would increase the company’s capacity for transporting natural gas liquids from Wyoming and Colorado to Hobbs, New Mexico. The company seeks to construct the pipeline, which it calls the Western Expansion Project II, later this year.

Copies of the preliminary environmental assessment are available online at or at the BLM Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, in Grand Junction.

Comments may be submitted via email at or mailed to the BLM Northwest Colorado District Office at 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO  81506.  Comments need to be received by July 31, 2012. For more information, contact Erin Dreyfuss at 970-244-3008.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

  2815 H Road      Grand Junction, CO 81506  

Last updated: 07-17-2012