Energy moratorium postponed

Commissioners to address temporary stay on energy development on December 7


November 24, 2021

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) are closer to placing a moratorium on energy development in the Shirley Basin following their November 16 meeting. While a resolution was presented to the commissioners, the need for further review has pushed any action back to their December 7 meeting.

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