Bush Administration Approves Expanded Wyoming Drilling


PINEDALE, WYO. — As reported by the L.A. Times, Federal land managers are recommending companies be allowed to drill almost 4,400 new natural gas wells in western Wyoming, where energy development already is blamed for a spike in air and water pollution. Shell, Ultra Resources and Questar want to relax drilling restrictions meant to protect wildlife “so they can tap into an estimated 20-25 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. That’s equivalent to about a year’s supply for the entire country.”

read more | digg story

Advertisements

  1. dragonmage06

    I dare to hope that the 30-day review will turn up something that will stop this plan, but I fear my hopes are futile. 4400 wells is a LOT of drilling.

    What they need is a really good environmental lawyer.

  2. No matter how careful companies are when they drill, there are environmental impacts. Aren’t they also pushing for more offshore drilling? When will we learn we need to reduce consumption and not exploit our wilderness?

    Dagny
    http://www.onnotextiles.com
    organic apparel

  3. I don’t know when, but we have to try. Instituting wind and solar power is absolutely possible right now, on a national scale- it is happening all over the world (from Germany to Central America), but there is apparently a moratorium on using Federal land for solar power at the same time that this additional drilling is going to occur. It makes no sense except to those who own the oil and gas companies and the drilling companies … all good friends of the current administration. Thanks for your comment.

  1. 1 Bush Lifts Ban on Off-Shore Drilling « Chemistry for a sustainable world

    […] Off-shore Drilling, President Bush, The New York Times, The Washington Post The environment is once again under attack by the US government, this time in a foolish and futile gesture to appease voters who are […]




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: