Roan Auction

Friday, August 15, 2008

News Feature: Roan Plateau Brings Big Bucks, Continued Controversy at Lease Auction

The Colorado office of the Bureau of Land Management held its most expensive, and possibly most controversial, mineral lease auction ever on Thursday. On the block were more than 55,000 acres of the Roan Plateau on the Western Slope. Gas companies hope to strike it big there, but environmental groups haven't give up their fight to keep those lease from ever being fulfilled. KCFR's Megan Verlee has more.

An auctioneer takes bids from the audience during Thursday's lease auction.