Limits on federal land

Limits on federal landAfter waiting 5 years for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to approve a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) request that a parcel be made available for leasing and after being unable to have land in the Farmington district of the BLM put up for leasing for the past 21/2 years, I was surprised by the title of your article (OGJ, Jan. 27, 2003, p. 30) "Producers face few limits on some federal lands." The reason for my surprise is that certainly is not the case in the San Juan basin, where operators face a myriad of impediments.You, the BLM, and the Congress need to know that the USGS's recent estimate of undiscovered resources in the San Juan basin are grossly undere...

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