I just learned that the BLM Vernal Field Office has scheduled a November oil and gas lease sale that includes a new parcel in Upper Deso. CPAA has written a letter of protest, but it would be good if the river community was also at least aware of this and wrote letters or Emails protesting it:
Vernal Field Office
170 South 500 East
Vernal, UT 84078
Field Office Manager: Ester McCollough...
Phone: (435) 781-4400
Fax: (435) 781-4410
It is either in or closely adjacent to a proposed wilderness, threats night sky light pollution, visual intrusions, spills and accidents, ambient noise from drilling, operation and access, wildlife disruptions including potential sager grouse habitat, big game migration route in area, disruption of nesting and birthing area, etc.