A divided San Miguel County Commission rejected its Planning & Zoning Commission’s recommendation for a two-year extension to the moratorium on oil and gas extraction in the county.
Instead, Commission Chairman Nicolas Leger and Commissioners Ron Ortega and Marcellino Ortiz joined to approve a motion instructing staff to move forward on a six-month extension to the moratorium. A six-month extension would take the county’s temporary ban on oil and gas drilling until Jan. 11, 2015.
A formal vote on that extension will take place at a future meeting.
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