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Public comments on proposal for O&G leasing near Great Sand Dunes NP&Pres? Thumbs down

The Interior Department is proposing to open public lands near Great Sand Dunes National Park and the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness in Colorado to oil and gas leasing, but the public has given that idea a big thumbs-down.

Last week marked the end of a brief, 15-day comment period for people to weigh in on the Bureau of Land Management’s plans to lease 11 parcels near the popular wildland destinations. Of the nearly 4,000 comments received by the BLM, over 2,500 comments opposing the leases were sent from the Sierra Club Colorado’s Our Wild America campaign alone.


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