Salazar draws industry heat with oil, gas leasing reform

01/18/2010
US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced onshore federal oil and gas leasing reform which he said would provide producers greater certainty but which oil and gas groups argued would create delays."The previous administration's 'anywhere, anyhow' policy on oil and gas development ran afoul of communities, carved up the landscape, and fueled costly conflicts that created uncertainty for investors and industry," Salazar said during a Jan. 6 teleconference. "We need a fresh look—from inside the federal government and from outside—at how we can better manage Americans' energy resources."The reforms aim to have the US Bureau of Land Management, the Department ...
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