BLM releases scaled back Western oil shale, tar sands proposal

11/19/2012
The US Bureau of Land Management proposed an oil shale and tar sands research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) plan for land it administers in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. The proposal involves less acreage than one developed in 2008, and represents a significant improvement, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) said in response. The final programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) would make nearly 700,000 acres in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming available for research and development of oil shale, and about 130,000 acres in Utah for activities related to tar sands, BLM said on Nov. 9, adding that comments will be accepted until Dec. 10. It said the final PEIS amend...
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