USGS respondsThe Mar. 10, 2003, issue of the OGJ, p. 10, included a letter to the editor from Mr. John B. Somers II, president of High Plains Petroleum Corp., entitled "Limits on federal land." Mr. Somers also wrote to Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, where he challenged the USGS assessment of undiscovered petroleum resources of the San Juan basin province of New Mexico and Colorado.On behalf of the Secretary, USGS Director Charles Groat has officially responded to Mr. Somers. Following is the letter.A.B. WadePublic Affairs Specialist USGSThank you for your letter of Jan. 20, 2003, to Secretary Gale Norton concerning the United States Geological Survey (USGS) assessment of oil and g...

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