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Letter to the Editor: Where will the energy come from


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By PAUL L. YOUNG
St. George

Editor:

It has been reported that Bureau of Land Management will offer 362,665 acres of land for oil and gas leasing. Watch for the appeals to be coming in protesting the drilling applications.

I cannot recall in the past years of a gas or oil drilling permit application filed, that every permit requesting drilling rights was appealed by the several radical environmental groups in Utah. Would those groups that continually file appeals opposing drilling permits for oil and gas answer the public as to where the oil companies should go for the petroleum products that we all need and use?

To those of you that own automobiles, ponder this thought in your mind. When all the lands here in the United States are marked off limits because of wilderness designation, the Endangered Specie Act, etc.; and all lands within the boundaries of the United States have been shut down or closed off to the production of oil, where will our energy come from? The enviromentalists need to answer the question of where we are going to get our fuel from. That energy is needed to heat and cool our houses and provide fuel for our automobiles and trucks. At the present we have nearly depleted the National Oil Reserve.

Once Bin Ladin realizes we have stopped developing oil and gas within the United States it is not a stretch of the imagination as to what he will do.

You can choose your own demise, for it could happen.


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