A Bureau of Land Management oil and gas committee will meet Wednesday, March 16, at the Montezuma County Annex in Cortez at 10 a.m. and at the Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School in Hesperus at 6 p.m. These are the third and fourth public meetings to discuss federal oil and gas leasing and a potential master leasing plan in La Plata and Montezuma counties.
The subgroup will focus on identifying and compiling issues relevant to places in the “area of interest” within the BLM Tres Rios office’s domain.
The meeting is open to the public and includes public comment. The public comment periods will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Cortez and at 7:30 p.m. in Hesperus. The county annex is at 107 N. Chestnut St., and Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School is at 11274 Colorado Highway 140.
Written comments can also be sent to [email protected] The public can learn about the potential MLP at http://on.doi.gov/1OgXn2c.
The committee is a subgroup of the Southwest Resource Advisory Committee, one of three advisory councils to the BLM Colorado. The advisory committee is composed of 15 members appointed by the secretary of the Interior. Individuals serving in each committee represent interests including environmental, governmental and commercial activity. The subgroup is composed of four RAC members and 17 community representatives.
For more information, go to http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Resources/racs/swrac.html.