01 Feb '18, 8pm

BLM plots to silence public on oil and gas projects: The Wilderness Society

The Bureau of Land Management quietly dismantled the lease parcel review process, silencing the public and making it easier for the Trump Administration and the Department of the Interior to hand over public lands to the oil and gas industries. In response to yesterday’s action, The Wilderness Society issued the following statement from Nada Culver, Senior Counsel and Director, BLM Action Center: “The BLM’s new approach to oil and gas leasing on our public lands is tantamount to “see no evil” – ignoring the real concerns of the public and affected communities, and refusing to even look at where lands are and what values they have. In this new process, public participation is optional, as is environmental review of lease parcels and even site visits – and none are encouraged or acknowledged for the vital information they provide before lands are given away to oil and gas co...

Full article: https://wilderness.org/press-release/blm-plots-silence-pu...

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