Legal Protest Targets Plan to Frack 100,000 Acres in Colorado
The Center and allies this week filed an administrative protest challenging a federal decision to offer more than 100,000 acres of federal public land in northern Colorado for oil and gas industry fracking.
The leasing decision, being pushed by the Trump administration's Bureau of Land Management, threatens some of Colorado's most treasured and scenic landscapes and wildlife species, including Colorado River cutthroat trout, greater sage grouse, moose, Canada lynx and black-footed ferrets.
"Fracking these pristine public lands would come at the cost of imperiled wildlife, clean air and clean water -- meanwhile worsening climate change," said the Center's Michael Saul. "This is classic Trump corporate cronyism that sacrifices public values for oil-industry profits."
Read more at The Colorado Independent.