Bennet Statement on Release of Draft BLM Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Roan Plateau

Denver, CO - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement today regarding the release of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Roan Plateau:

"The release of this draft is another step towards implementing the historic Roan Plateau settlement. After more than a decade-long impasse, the local communities, leaseholders, sportsmen, conservationists, and the state of Colorado came together to craft an agreement that worked for all sides. We urge BLM to keep the promise of this settlement for all parties. This is another example of Coloradans coming together to find common ground and craft collaborative common sense solutions to balance natural resource conservation and development. We look forward to watching this process move forward in a timely manner and hearing from affected groups once they have had time to review the draft."

The 90-day public comment period for the Draft SEIS will begin November 20, 2015 and run through February 18, 2016.

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