Saturday, June 17, 2017

National Monuments in Danger: Oil and Gas and the BLM

Oil and Gas
Photo by BLM Wyoming

...and mining and grazing and just selling the land back to the states so they can sell it to do these things...  and et.

I was going to track these press releases on the main National Monuments in Danger page, but that is already link hell...

I am not completely against using public lands for oil and gas, but these numbers are disgusting.  If that is all the government is making from these leases?  But maybe they (WE!) get a cut of the profits, too?  I sure hope so.

But keep these operations out of the monuments!

As I wrote elsewhere, this seems to be motivated more by the desire generate revenue with the land than a real need for the resources themselves.

Let's keep those oil and gas reserves in reserve, just in case we really do need them in a prolonged time of crisis, and we can have the environmental/preservation needs vs. economic needs debate at that time.

I may not constantly track everything here, but enough to give a flavor of what is going on.

UPDATE - July 3, 2017:

The press release pages appear to be back up...  Go here to see what is being leased off, etc.[value]=

UPDATE - July 1, 2017:

Went to check on the press releases a few minutes ago, and that part of the BLM site seems to be down. Hmmm.... ?

National Monuments in Danger

To comment on the monument review process (due July 10, 2017):

Leaked documents show Trump administration plans more mining and drilling on public lands: The Trump administration looks to “streamline” the fossil fuel extraction process.

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