Efforts to protect the Roan Plateau are part of a broader movement across the West against the relentless ''drill everywhere, no matter what the cost'' attitude in Washington.
Meanwhile, KJCT is reporting on Udall's amendment to restrict oil shale funds.
The US House has approved prohibiting the use of federal funds to move forward on plans for commercial-scale development of oil shale. The amendment by Colorado Congressman Mark Udall was added to the 2008 Interior Department appropriations bill.
It would prohibit spending federal funds to prepare final regulations on oil shale development or to conduct commercial oil shale lease sales.