The legislation would secure protections for nearly 60,000 acres in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. Half of the acreage would expand or create wilderness for the Mt. Sneffels Range, Lizard Head area and McKenna Peak.
The oil and gas industry and several states sued over the rule several years ago, and the same court rejected their initial attempt to block it. After two unsuccessful efforts by the Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to suspend (or “stay”) the Waste P