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DENVER — Conservation groups and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management have finalized a legal agreement that will prevent new oil and gas leasing across 2.2 million acres of southwestern Colorado until the agency analyzes potential climate harm from fossil fuel extraction in the area, and evaluates at least one alternative that reduces oil and gas leasing. This process is expected to take two years.

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