BLM takes step to improve access to federal land

08/18/2003
The Bureau of Land Management has taken an important step toward debottlenecking US energy supply.The agency, which manages 261 million acres onshore, has issued policies to streamline leasing and encourage oil and gas development.It's trying to align land use with findings of a resource inventory conducted at the direction of Congress by the Department of the Interior, of which it's part.The study, reported last January, assessed 59.4 million acres of federal land in the Paradox-San Juan, Uinta-Piceance, Greater Green River, and Powder River basins and Montana Thrust Belt.It estimated the "technically recoverable" resource of the acreage at 3.9 billion bbl of oil and gas liquids ...
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