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Settlement Reached on Long-Disputed Colorado Roan Plateau

Six years of turmoil were ended Friday with a federal-state settlement of the disputed oil/natural gas drilling leases on Colorado's Roan Plateau along a pristine portion of the Western Slope near Rifle, CO. The deal provides for protections, some drilling, 17 of 19 leases by one company to be rescinded, and other leaseholders in a designated base area to hang on to their holdings. Read More