Enviros seek options to fight Roan drilling

by David Frey, Aspen Daily News Correspondent Monday, July 7, 2008

After Ritter took office, his administration reviewed the plan and called for protecting about 15,000 more acres to safeguard areas of environmental concern further.

Many wildlife groups, including Trout Unlimited, the National Wildlife Federation and the Colorado Wildlife Federation, have endorsed that plan. The House passed a bill sponsored by Salazar’s brother, Rep. Ken Salazar, and by Rep. Mark Udall, both Democrats, to implement it, but it must also be passed by the Senate.