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BLM, Trout Unlimited to hold public meeting on oil and gas leasing in Grand County

Trout Unlimited and the Bureau of Land Management have teamed to help inform the citizens of Grand County about the federal oil and gas leasing process.

Trout Unlimited is hosting a public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the new fire station in Granby, 60500 U.S. Highway 40. BLM Kremmling Field Manager Dave Stout will be on hand to explain BLM’s process and to answer questions.

“We’ve gotten a number of questions about oil and gas leasing in Grand County,” Stout said. “We appreciate the local members of Trout Unlimited providing this venue for public discussion.”

Last year, BLM deferred a number of federal parcels in Grand County that had been nominated for the November 2007 oil and gas lease sale to allow the public and local governments an opportunity to better understand the federal leasing process.

“This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered about oil and gas leasing in Grand County, so we hope you’ll attend,” said Scott Linn from Trout Unlimited.

The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 and the 1987 Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act authorize leasing of federal oil and gas resources.

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The 1987 law, which amended the Mineral Leasing Act, requires each BLM state office to conduct oil and gas lease sales on at least a quarterly basis where there is interest to do so.

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