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Oil and gas working group to be formed

Routt County Planning Department Director Chad Phillips said Tuesday that the Routt County Board of Commissioners has directed him to form a working group of informed citizens to explore issues related to energy exploration in Northwest Colorado.

“We have a lot of people living here who have expertise,” Phillips said.

Formation of a working group was a suggestion that came out of a Dec. 8 public work session on the county’s oil and gas regulations. Phillips said he tentatively is planning a meeting in the last week of December and another in early January.

The meetings will be public but will not involve public comment.