Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Oil Shale: 2.5 Million Acres Opened - Green River Basin 10/7/08

The Beauru of Land Management has opened 2.5 million acres in the Green River Basin for drilling of Oil Shale.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) undermined the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the National Environmental Policy Act when it decided to amend 12 land management plans for Colorado, Utah and Wyoming without providing an opportunity for the public to protest, The Wilderness Society charged in a letter sent today to the U.S. Department of the Interior. The plans were amended in particular to expedite the commercial development of oil shale in the Green River Basin of the three states.

Full Article - http://yubanet.com/usa/BLM-Ignores-Process-2-5-Million-Acres-to-Be-Opened-for-Oil-Shale-Development.php