Roan plateau is a treasure
The Roan Plateau, A Colorado treasure is among the four most biologically diverse areas in Colorado and is the only one of these four areas that is not protected. NOt only is the Roan Plateau home to native plant species and wildlife but also provides open spaces for a wide variety of outdoor activities. These activities are not only what colorado is known for but also a large driving force behind our local economy. The Bureau of Land Management leases 70% of land to the Oil and Gas industries and the Roan Plateau shouls not be added to theis statistic. All 70% of lesed land has yet to be drilled so what is the rush to add the Roan to the List?! As Colorado citizens we should wnat to protect the remaining undeveloped public lands. The BLM’s own environmental impact state says that “Areas of high quality wildlife habitat would be lost or permanently altered.” Opening the Roan Plateau would bring drilling rigs, well pads compressor stations, pipe lines, roads, hevy ruck traffic, and so much more. All of the aspects of drilling are not compatable with the outdoor environment and activities. Where has our local pride gone? Has it too been bought by the Oil and Gas Industry? We as Coloradans can stop this and should before it is too late. Keep the Roan Plateau untouched, support life and this public space to the list of protected Wilderness!
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