Skip to comments.U.S. Blocks Oil Drilling at 60 Sites in Utah
Posted on 10/08/2009 10:41:00 PM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTON The Department of the Interior has frozen oil and gas development on 60 of 77 contested drilling sites in Utah, saying the process of leasing the land was rushed and badly flawed.
The 77 government-owned parcels, covering some 100,000 acres in eastern and southern Utah, were leased in the last weeks of the Bush administration. But the leases were immediately challenged by conservation groups, and in January a federal judge blocked drilling on the ground that the Interior Department had failed to follow its own procedures for reviewing the appropriateness of lands designated for oil and gas extraction.
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Obama wants to DESTROY this economy, this nation. There is no other explanation.
Dish, TX is presently experiencing NOX and HRVOC levels at 3 to 107X the recommended exposure amount. Ground water contamination has been linked back to O&G drilling in several parts of the country. The compression stations typically pump out 75 TPY in toxins; who knows how many compression stations were called for. Also, were sufficient geological studies done to determine how the solution and extraction process would impact the area? Wink, TX has sink holes big enough to fit houses in.
It's been there for a long time; it's not going anywhere. If all is clear, then they can move ahead down the road. I'd rather a prudent decision be made (given that they already cleared 17 other sites, it's obvious they don't object outright to the process) than rushing ahead and regretting it later.
They apparently rushed this through, violating their own P&P. Let them do it the right way; betcha at least half - if not more - are ultimately approved in the near future.
Obama is owned by someone.
No there isn’t. It’s plain as day..
He is the vassal of the Fraudi king..
You are very naive, we need to dump the EPA altogether and forget the PC BS about “quality of life” as it pertains to phantom(in most cases)pollution. Not having electricity or gasoline will eat into your “quality of life” far faster than a little non existent pollution. If you want to believe everything this a**hats tell you that is your business, but please step the f*** out of the way and let the drilling for oil and mining for coal begin.
To take over a country, you have to destroy the economy.
Destroy the middle class.
Confiscate guns - if that fails, control ammo.
Take over ...
I'm gonna puke. Gotta go to bed
Just what the country needs, double-digit gasoline to match the double-digit unemployment.
Why not just sell the land? What good does it do to anybody that the government just sits on it?
Parcel up government-owned land, and sell it all to the highest bidder. Basic econ tells you this will guide the land to whatever its most-valued use is. As is, it’s going wasted.
For those blaming this on Obama, sorry, but this type of idiocy has been going on long before him and will continue to happen even if Sarah Palin or Bobby Jindal gets the White House in 2012 and the GOP sweeps Congress. It’s the nature of the government, individual politicians, even the president, have very little power to change the momentum of the government.
Robert Deadford wins again!
Many county governments, BTW, are regulating and taxing land owners off of their properties and having nonprofits take the parcels for those government entities more cheaply. That’s happening in counties that are predominantly Republican as well as those that are predominantly Democrat (keywords: county “strategic master plan”).
Whew! For a while there I thought they were actually going to let some drilling happen. /s
November 03, 2008
“rushed and badly flawed.”
What a perfect decription of the governments’ legislation efforts, not the least of which is called “Health Care Reform”.
Sorry, buddy, but the study is available at the Dish, Texas website and shows these folks are breathing in toxin levels far and above what they should be exposed to (107X the level). Dish TX Info
You may not be living in an area where ground level ozone is a problem, but it's rapidly becoming one in mine. It wasn't this way when I moved here just a few short years ago. You think these toxins are nonexistant? Great, I'll be happy to sell you my house and you can have YOUR kids breathing this crap in.
Anyone can google "Wink Sink" and see what happened.
The DFW area had two earthquakes recently, and Chesapeake shut down two wells in response.Dallas Morning News Article
Moreover, far from being a tree-hugging Earth-Firster, I fully support drilling in ANWAR and other remote places. As mentioned in my original post, they need to go through the process properly. There is no doubt that many of these wells will come back on line once the process is complete, but the process is in place to ensure minimal impact.
Your ignorance of this matter is evident in your inability to dispute facts, but resort to gratuitous name calling. Thanks for playing. Better luck next time.