Only 2 weeks left for people to share their opinion with the BLM before a new underground pipeline starts being laid. It would be 95-miles long crossing through part of Western Colorado.
The pipeline was proposed to the local BLM as a way to transport natural gas faster from Wyoming to Hobbs, New Mexico.
It would run parallel to an existing pipeline that's running at full capacity. It would run through Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Mesa County.
The BLM says if the public votes to allow this pipeline it will bring an added economic benefit to Western Colorado.
"Right now the preliminary numbers are expecting between 400 and 450 people that would be employed to construct the pipeline if it does indeed happen," Chris Joyner with the BLM said.
Anytime companies want to build or disturb public lands they have to go to the BLM.
The BLM then does an environmental study of the area to make sure the proposed project won't harm any of the land or species living around it. Since there's already a pipeline in the same area the BLM says it didn't find it would bring any new problems to the area.