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Bill To Expand, Protect Thompson Divide Into Gunnison County
March 7, 2017

The Thompson Divide Protection Bill, introduced by Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, aims to expand the recognized Thompson Divide area deep into Gunnison County and would protect the land from oil and gas development indefinitely.

The bill has bi-partisan support, including from neighboring counties, Gunnison Energy (and oil and gas developer who works in the area), and environmental groups.

The bill likely has an uphill battle given the current political attitude towards environmental protection coming from legislators in Washington, D.C.

(Map: Sen. Bennet's Office)

 

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