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Release Date: 07/11/13
Contacts: Shannon Borders, 970-240-5399    

BLM defers parcels in San Miguel, Dolores and Montrose counties for the February 2014 oil and gas lease sale (07-10-13)

DOLORES, Colo. –The Bureau of Land Management announced today, the deferral of five parcels within San Miguel, Dolores and Montrose counties associated with the February 2014 oil and gas lease sale. 

In May 2013, the BLM requested public comments on the five parcels proposed for the oil and gas lease sale totaling 5,443 acres. The deferral allows the BLM additional time to conduct further analysis of the proposed lease parcels. Once the analysis is complete the parcels may be offered as early as the May 2014 lease sale or at a later sale.

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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.

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Last updated: 07-11-2013