Oil and Gas
The Interior Department had revised those plans this month as part of President Donald Trump's oil and gas efforts.
Senate Bill 181 passed the Senate two weeks ago and is expected to clear the House as early as Friday. Gov. Jared Polis supports it.
The dispute started when Republicans, angry at how quickly Democrats were moving an oil and gas bill through the Senate, asked that a different 2,000-page bill be read out loud in the chamber.
Gov. Jared Polis is unfazed by recall efforts underway, but says the groups, upset over several bills, shouldn't be surprised. “This is exactly what I said I would do during the campaign.”
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.
Polis has only been in office for two months and two groups want to recall him over gun control, oil and gas regulation and the national popular vote compact.
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.