Nearly 64 percent of land in Adams County — or more than 484,000 acres — contains either active oil and gas leases or mineral rights held by energy extraction companies.

Of that total, 18,544 acres of those potentially drillable sites are within a mile of a school.

Those were some of the statistics Conservation Colorado unveiled Thursday as part of the environmental group’s “Coming Soon Adams County” project, an effort executive director Pete Maysmith described as a “right to know” repository of easy-to-access information on possible future drilling activity in the county.

“Information is power,” Maysmith said Thursday on a conference call with members of the media.

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