Bennet to end Thompson comment period Dec. 14 |

Bennet to end Thompson comment period Dec. 14

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has made a last call for feedback regarding his draft bill for the management of Thompson Divide. Bennet will close the comment period for the bill on Friday, Dec. 14.

Bennet’s draft bill proposes withdrawing the area from future oil and gas leasing while also preserving existing private property rights for current leaseholders. The bill also creates an opportunity for existing leases to be retired should they be donated or sold by willing owners.

The legislation was drafted at the request of local governments, following talks between Bennet and gas leaseholders, elected officials and community leaders.

“The feedback we receive during the comment period and continued conversations with local residents, ranchers, advocacy groups and leaseholders will help us develop a bill that works for everyone involved,” Bennet said.

Read the draft bill, letters of support from local governments and submit comments on Bennet’s website at

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