Legislative and public official contact info Download this file for a list of officials to contact regarding your comments about oil and gas drilling and leasing.
Federal statutes, regulations, policies and guidelines related to oil and gas operations: Excellent site by the Natural Resources Law Center at University of Colorado that compiles all the federal laws and regulations relevant to oil and gas development.
Understanding the RMP – a primer on understanding the BLM’s Resource Managment Plan
NEPA Basics – a primer on understanding the BLM’s public process
Researching mineral rights beneath your private land
Bureau of Land Managment Uncompahgre Field Office: link to the agency responsible for managing much of our public lands, leasing federal mineral rights and reviewing/approving development plans for gas drilling.
BLM Lease Sale Information
BLM Q&A on Oil and Gas Leasing
BLM Information on the Competitive Lease Process
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests: Find documents that guide oil and gas drilling on local national forest land.
- Plans for drilling on forest lands can be found here.
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: Information about the state rules, regulations and permits for gas drilling.
EPA Pavillion, Wyoming, groundwater investigation draft report
ProPublica -Gas Drilling companies Hold Data Needed by Researchers to Assess Risk to Water Quality by Abrahm Lutsgarten
ProPublica-Scientific Study Links Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking by Abrahm Lutsgarten
New York Times – Drilling Down: Comprehensive series examines the risks of drilling and fracking and the efforts to regulate the industry.
Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project: Information about fracking, pollutants, water contamination, documented illness, what to do if you have a split estate.
ProPublica – Buried Secrets: Gas Drilling’s Environmental Threat: Investigative news series about gas drilling and water contamination where drilling and fracking is occurring.
Garfield County Air quality:reports from Garfield County, Colorado, where massive gas drilling has occurred.
TedX – The Endocrine Disruption Exchange: Information on the chemicals used in natural gas operations and health hazards posed by natural gas production.
Split Estate: The movie tells of citizens in the path of the drilling boom in Garfield County and their struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.
Gasland: The movie documents contamination across the country associated with gas drilling and the associated health threats. The website also includes information on fracking.
Industry fracking videofrom the American Petroleum Institute that describes the fracking process.
PowerPoint Presentation 3/22/2012 EA Meeting
Sample Letter to the BLM on Bull Mountain Development Plan EA PowerPoint Presentation 3/22/2012 EA Meeting BLM Environmental Assessment 3/6/2012 BLM Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) 3/6/2012
Sample Letter to the BLM on Bull Mountain Development Plan EA
BLM Environmental Assessment 3/6/2012
BLM Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) 3/6/2012
22 PARCEL LEASE SALE – 2/9/2012 SCOPING COMMENTS
Comments submitted to the BLM by CHC & the Western Environmental Law Center
Comments submitted to the BLM by Paonia resident Pete Kolbenschlag
Comments submitted to BLM by Delta County BOCC
Comments submitted to BLM by Gunnison County BOCC
Comments submitted to BLM by a consortium of conservation groups – High Country Citizens’ Alliance, Wilderness Workshop, NWCC.
TRANSCRIPTS FROM PUBLIC HEARING, JAN28TH, HOTCHKISS HIGH SCHOOL
Part 01-Hearing Intro 1-28-2012
Part 02-Hearing 1st Hour 1-28-2012
Part 03-Hearing 2nd Hour 1-28-2012
Part 05-Hearing 4th hour 1-28-2012