Roan Plateau Plan Allows Restricted Drilling

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16min 31sec

For two years, a debate has raged over whether to allow energy drilling on the Roan Plateau, which rises 3,000 feet above the town of Rifle. The Bureau of Land Management has unveiled a controversial plan that attempts to balance conservation and energy development. Dan Meyers speaks with Jamie Connell, field office manager for the BLM in Glenwood Springs, and Tresi Houpt, a Garfield County Commissioner, about the proposed plan.