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December 22, 2012
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Denver City Council supports protecting water from oil shale speculation

On Dec. 17, the Denver City Council issued a proclamation supporting the "research first" approach to protect western water, taken by the Bureau of Land Management's in its recently issued Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.

By taking this action, Denver joined the list of communities throughout Colorado's Front Range and West Slope that have publicly supported the BLM's common sense, balanced approach to oil shale speculation. Local officials in these communities are particularly concerned about oil shale's potential impact on the state's already overstressed water supply.

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The Summit Daily Updated Dec 22, 2012 12:46AM Published Dec 22, 2012 12:45AM Copyright 2012 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.