Colorado’s public lands are integral to the state’s identity, economy, and commitment to sustainability. This bill would protect these important resources and ensure that they aren’t overrun by mining, mineral, and geothermal leasing interests.
This bill is too extreme, and would overly restrict motorized recreation use of public lands. By taking so much land away from mining and mineral uses, this bill would also hurt Colorado’s economy. Finally, this bill isn’t supported by Colorado residents themselves — so it shouldn’t be enacted over locals’ wishes.