Salazar finalizes oil shale plan; BLM proposes revisions

04/01/2013
US Interior Sec. Ken Salazar issued a record of decision that finalizes a development process for oil shale and tar sands resources in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. The US Bureau of Land Management simultaneously proposed revisions to regulations governing commercial development of those resources. The two actions make nearly 700,000 acres in the three states available for potential oil shale leasing and 130,000 acres in Utah available for potential tar sands leasing, Salazar said on Mar. 22. Two US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Republicans were immediately critical. "Far from an 'all-of-the-above' energy plan, these proposals do real harm to our efforts to right the e...
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