New Rules For Shale Development


The Bureau of Land Mangement must now take more time to review the impact of oil shale development on Colorado.

A bill sponsored by Representative Mark Udall passed in the House last night. It directs the B.L.M. to do more investigating into the environmental impacts of oil shale development and to draft rules and regulations for commercial leasing. The amendment also allows for the Governor and the public to review the report and regulations and come forward with any concerns they might have.

Representative Udall said in a statement the passage of the bill is important because "Coloradans, especially residents of the Western Slope, can say their Congress has listened and will insist that the administration move carefully on oil shale development."

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  • by Joe Location: GJ on Dec 19, 2007 at 04:30 AM
    We need to stop with all the delays on oil shale and oil and gas drilling. Lets hit the fast trax and get on with it. The slower we go the more dependent we are on foriegn oil. We will be dependent on oil for a minimum of the next 50 years and probably much longer. Alternative energy is fine but will not get in for a very long time. For instance, look at four industries that will take a very long time to change, yet use most of the oil. They are the trucking, rail, shipping and aircraft industries. Even if 50 percent of cars are switched to something else those four industries will still be depentent solely on oil fifty years from now. Wake up America!!!
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