BLM to hold informational meetings on oil shale |

BLM to hold informational meetings on oil shale

The Bureau of Land Management will hold a series of public meetings to provide more information about a draft of an environmental impact statement which designated 2 million acres in the west as an area for possible oil shale development.

Each open house will feature stations staffed by resource specialists, and those attending the meeting will be able to visit the stations and get information on how particular analyses were developed. Attendees can also ask any questions of resource specialists and agency representatives at the meeting.

Local meetings are scheduled for:

– Feb. 13 from 2-4 p.m. at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle.

– Feb. 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Mountain Valley Bank, 400 Main St., in Meeker.

The BLM issued its programmatic environmental impact statement on Dec. 21, and the agency will collect public comment on the issue through March 20.

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