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Jane Yazzie voices her opinion during a Moffat County Commission meeting Tuesday at the Moffat County Courthouse. Several area residents voiced opinions about the Bureau of Land Management’s recent decision to include closing Vermillion Basin to energy development in its proposed resource management plan.

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Moffat County commission addresses BLM plan

Residents voice range of opinions on Vermillion Basin development

There was standing room only in the Moffat County Commissioners’ chambers Tuesday morning as the commission addressed a recent proposal regarding energy development in Vermillion Basin. About 20 residents attended the meeting to voice concerns or praise of the Bureau of Land Management’s recent decision to close the Vermillion Basin to energy development as part of its proposed resource management plan.

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