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Commissioners vote to keep oil & gas moratorium until March 2020


Crestone’s proposed drilling plan would span a 1.5 mile stretch of State Highway 52 in east Boulder County. If compLeted, the site will include up to 140 oil and gas wells and drain an area of 10 square miles.

We’re fortunate to live in a state whose geography and geology is diverse and varied, yielding dramatic landscapes that have long inspired exploration and adventure.But Colorado’s beautiful landscape also contains great amounts of natural resources, including crude oil and natural gas.

Because of these energy-rich resources, the state’s land rights and use have been hotly contested since...

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