U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said decisions that affect oil and gas leasing are coming soon. The Bureau of Land Management administers onshore leasing for the government.

A local representative for the oil and gas industry is hoping to see the imminent release of the Biden administration’s review of the federal oil and gas leasing program and a resumption of lease sales by the government.

Chelsie Miera, executive director of the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association, voiced a desire to see the government move forward on the issue in an interview last week while Interior Secretary Deb Haaland was in Grand Junction in part to visit the Bureau of Land Management’s national headquarters and to hear from community leaders as the administration considers moving that headquarters back to Washington, D.C.