Tribes want specific language in a BLM plan that would prevent drilling near the park, instead of protesting four times a year when the energy industry requests lease sales on certain parcels.
The moratorium on new oil and gas development in the county is just a "timeout" while Senate Bill 181 is ironed out at the state Capitol.
The new plans are expected to remove the most protective habitat designations for about 13,000 square miles of public land.
The Judge said attorneys for the shareholder had revised the lawsuit twice, but that it still didn't meet legal requirements.
Hours after the commission approved Extraction’s proposal, the Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill that would overhaul state oil and gas rules.
Broomfield residents are taking their case both to state regulators and federal court.
SB-181 would require state regulators to prioritize health and safety when deciding whether to grant new drilling permits.
Many Republicans fear these new proposals could drive up costs for the energy industry and push them to invest outside of Colorado.