06-21-16 BLM to hold listening session on federal coal review in Grand Junction on June 23…

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BLM to hold listening session on federal coal review this Thursday at 10 a.m.

Grand Junction, Colo.—This Thursday, June 23, the Bureau of Land Management will hold a listening session in Grand Junction, Colo., to garner input from stakeholders and the public on its review of the federal coal program. The listening session will take place at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Grand Junction, CO 81501, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The meeting will start with a brief summary of the review, followed by comments from the public. For those planning to attend the meeting, please remember some ground rules:

·         Registration to attend or comment at the meeting will start promptly at 8 a.m. No attendees will be permitted to enter the theatre or sign in before 8 a.m.

·         Registration will be in order of arrival, in the interest of representing everyone who attends.

·         If you register to speak, you will receive a comment card with a number on it. You will be called to speak in order by your number.

·         No signs or banners are permitted within the theatre.

·         Anyone who enters the venue may have their bags checked.

The BLM is conducting this review in the form of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, which will take a careful look at issues such as when and where to lease; how to account for the impacts of coal production; and how to make sure taxpayers are earning a fair return for coal production. At this phase of the review, the BLM is asking the public to tell us what issues you would like us to pay special attention to as we move forward.

For those who cannot attend, we will broadcast the meeting via telephone at 888-989-5165; password 1924798. You can also submit written comments. Find more information on submitting written comments here: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/nr_05_16_2016.html.

Submitted to BARN Media by:

BLM CO mini logoJayson Barangan

Lead Public Affairs Officer
Bureau of Land Management – Colorado
2850 Youngfield Street
Lakewood, CO, 80215