The Bureau of Land Management's proposed resource management plan includes closing Vermillion Basin to energy development. What do you think would be best for the basin and Moffat County?

Completely closing the basin to development 147 votes


Completely opening the basin to development 50 votes


Allowing 1 percent of the basin to be developed at any one time, as proposed previously 70 votes


Allowing a greater percentage to be developed at any one time 61 votes


Further discussion is needed 19 votes


Undecided 9 votes


356 total votes


Colette Erickson 6 years, 10 months ago

Does anyone really want to take a chance on having Vermillion Basin - or even 1% of it - go the way of the Gulf Coast? Has anyone learned anything from the BP debacle?!


leaflady 6 years, 10 months ago

Just watch HBO special ....... Gasland.......... an excerpt is on U Tube

Colorado is one of the stars of the show.


dexter 6 years, 9 months ago

How can you really compare this to the gulf? In case you haven't noticed there isn't an ocean with waves and currents involved here. Have any of you really ever visited this area? It's not as though it is the most beautiful place in the state. There has been plenty of studies that show wildlife can and do adjust to the exploration, etc. Why can't we do this and bring back some jobs and sense of worth to our community? We don't have to open the whole thing up, but enough to be able to offer jobs, etc. What happened to the liberals wanting to take from the rich and give to the poor? Here we can take jobs and money from the rich companies and give to the poor by giving them a paying job with benefits.


jmemcse 6 years, 9 months ago

3canines - think about your comment every time you fill up your tank this summer.


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