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February 29, 2012
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BLM oil shale, tar sands meeting in Silt

The Bureau of Land Management will host meetings in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming to answer questions about and solicit comments on its oil shale and tar sands Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft PEIS).

The Colorado meeting will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12, at the BLM Colorado River Valley Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, in Silt.

The other meetings will be held March 13 in Vernal, Utah, March 14 in Salt Lake City and March 15 in Rock Springs, Wyo.

BLM officials will be on hand at the meetings to take written comments and answer questions.

The Draft PEIS, issued Feb. 3, is being prepared by BLM to assess management alternatives for future oil-shale and tar-sands activities on public lands. A 90-day public comment period closes on May 4.

Written comments on the Draft PEIS can be submitted online at

Comments may also be submitted by mail to: Oil Shale and Tar Sands Draft Programmatic EIS, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Ave., EVS 240, Argonne, Ill. 60439.

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