The Bureau of Land Management recently awarded a sizable lease to a corporation called Double Heart Lodge for geothermal development in the Gunnison area. If completed, a power plant on the parcel would be a significant source of renewable energy. But the leasing process has been closely scrutinized by some conservation groups. They’re concerned geothermal development could pose a threat to the rare Gunnison Sage Grouse, which is sliding toward extinction. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio sister station KVNF in Paonia, Terray Sylvester has more.

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