CU Center for Environmental Journalism - Roan Plateau 4-16-11

Apr 16, 2011

EcoFlight conducted overflights of the Roan Plateau with five Journalism Fellows from University of Colorado's Center for Environmental Journalism. The fellows, all professionals from different journalistic backgrounds, are studying the effects of oil and gas drilling on lands and wildlife in Colorado.

Already over half of the Roan Plateau area is either owned outright or leased by oil and gas companies, and intensive oil and gas development is already taking place at the base and on the western one-third of the top of the plateau.