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Mountain-Prairie Region

News Release

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Provide Notice of Availability for Draft Restoration Plan for the Suncor Energy Oil Spill

October 3, 2019


The sun sets behind a silhouetted oil rig
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DENVER – The federal and state of Colorado natural resource trustees (Trustees) settled a Natural Resources Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) case for monetary damages with Suncor in February, 2014. The Trustees intend to allocate this money towards projects proposed in the draft Restoration Plan (RP).

The purpose of the restoration outlined and proposed in this draft RP, is to compensate the public through restoration actions that would help return injured natural resources to baseline conditions and/or compensate for interim losses due to releases of oil from the Suncor Energy refinery in Commerce City, Colorado.

The Trustees would like to know what you think about the draft RP. It is available for public review and comment for 30 days beginning October 3, 2019. All comments received by November 1, 2019 will be considered.

An electronic copy of the draft Restoration Plan can be obtained from the following website:

https://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/contaminants/suncor.php or by contacting the Colorado Ecological Services Field Office at 719-655-6121.

Comments on the RP may be sent via email to Laura Archuleta (laura_archuleta@fws.gov) or fax to 719-655-2502.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information, visit our website, or connect connect with us through any of these social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Instagram.

– FWS –

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of External Affairs

Mountain-Prairie Region

134 Union Blvd

Lakewood, CO 80228

303-236-7905

303-236-3815 FAX

www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/



Contacts

Laura Archuleta, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(719) 655-6121
Laura_Archuleta@fws.gov

Susan Newton, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
(303) 692-3321
Susan.Newton@state.co.us



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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: October 03, 2019
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