Roan Plateau needs your help!!

 The Roan Plateau is one of Colorado’s premier hotspots for biological diversity. It has a vast richness of species, many rare plants, and is home to genetically pure Colorado River cutthroat trout.

Coloradans have long supported protecting the unique ecosystem of the Roan Plateau. The Campaign to Save Roan Plateau has worked for a decade gathering unprecedented levels of local and statewide support for protecting these treasured public lands. In spite of tremendous community support for protecting the Roan Plateau, in August 2008 the Bush Administration directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to lease every single acre of public land on and around the Plateau for oil and gas development.

Once it was clear the citizen voice was being ignored, CEC and nine other conservation groups challenged the leases in court. Our goal has been to get the potentially devastating leasing on the top of the Roan cancelled. BLM should reconsider its plan and provide more thoughtful protection of the area’s outstanding natural values. Our coalition worked closely with industry and the federal government for over a year, but these negotiations came to a disappointing, premature end this month. We remain hopeful that the court will eventually rule in our favor and find the Bush Administration’s drilling plan to be illegal. The court’s decision should come in the next week.

Last Updated ( October 20, 2010 )
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Last Updated ( April 02, 2009 )