Opponents say “the last thing we need is to destroy our public lands.”
From The Salt Lake Tribune:
Environmental groups filed a protest this week of a Bureau of Land Management plan to allocate more than 800,000 acres in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming for oil shale and tar sands development.
The Center for Biological Diversity, the Grand Canyon Trust, Living Rivers and the Sierra Club sent the protest Monday to BLM protest coordinator Brenda Hudgens-Williams.
The proposal would make available nearly 700,000 acres in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming for research and development of oil shale, and about 130,000 acres in Utah for activities related to tar sands.
A news release about the protest said such development would release “intensive greenhouse gas emissions, hasten Colorado River drying, threaten wildlife and increase local and regional air pollution.”
“The climate crisis is worsening every day. The last thing we need is to…
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Raising Resistance: Solidarity with the Unist’ot’en.
Call for actions on Tuesday November 27th
Traduction Francaise ici: http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/newsrelease/14663
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List of actions on Tues Nov 27th:
Trinidad: Canadian High Commission at 10:30 am. 3-3A Sweet Briar Rd., St. Clair, Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Organized by Rights Action Group and Trini Eco Warriors.
Chico, California: Noon at Kinder Morgan Chico Terminal, 2570 Hegan Lane.
Edmonton: Noon at Royal Bank, 10843 82 Avenue Northwest. FB event here.
Hamilton: Noon at Royal Bank, Jackson Square. FB event here.
Kamloops: Noon in front…
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See the previous article: BLM proposes leasing private & public lands for gas and/or oil development
Environmentalists say study fails to address water, air, road impacts
The Bureau of Land Management released a final environmental assessment for the leasing of 12 parcels covering more than 12,000 acres in Southwest Colorado. But local environmental groups involved in the issue said the agency’s decision and its assessment process failed to fully analyze potential impacts of drilling.
“Unless the final environmental assessment is three times the size and much more intensive than the draft, many issues are not even close to being dealt with,” said Dan Randolph, executive director of the San Juan Citizens Alliance.
After receiving more than 70 pages of comments on its draft assessment, BLM found that leasing the parcels for natural-gas and oil development would have no significant impact on the surrounding…
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