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Southern Ute Tribe to expand oil shale drilling on reservation

The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado will open 12,000 acres of its reservation to oil shale development.

Red Willow Production Company, a tribal enterprise, drilled a test well last year and is planning to do some further work. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is conducting an environmental assessment of the proposed lease.

The reservation is part of the Mancos Shale formation.

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Tribe seeks to expand shale-oil drilling (The Durango Herald 6/6)

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