Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices ePubs Subscribe Archives
Today is October 7, 2015
home newssports feature opinion fyi society obits multimedia

Front Page » December 20, 2005 » Local News » BLM Slates Hearing in Western Oil Shale, Tar Sands Access...
Published 3,578 days ago

BLM Slates Hearing in Western Oil Shale, Tar Sands Access Eis

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Last week, the United States Bureau of Land Management announced the federal agency's plans to implement oil shale and tar sands legislation sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch. The legislation was included in the comprehensive energy law enacted last summer.

"The BLM is moving quickly to start tapping into Utah's vast oil resources," pointed out the senator. "The recent spike in gas prices is a clear sign that we need to increase domestic oil production."

"We have more oil in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming than in all the Middle East and the tar sands operations in Canada have demonstrated that it's very economical to develop these resources. We need to access the vast resources we have in the West and we need to do it soon," continued Hatch.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, recoverable oil shale in the western United States exceeds one trillion barrels. In addition, the resource represents the richest and most geographically concentrated oil shale and tar sands resource in the world.

To begin accessing the resources, the BLM intends to implement a programmatic environmental impact statement for oil shale and tar sands leasing activities on federal lands in the West.

The EIS will amend existing resource management plans in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming to provide increased oil shale and tar sands leasing activities in the states.

The BLM schedule a series of public meetings beginning in Salt Lake City on Jan. 11, 2006.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Top of Page

Local News  
December 20, 2005
Recent Local News
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories

Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Sun Advocate, 2000-2013. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Sun Advocate.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us