02 Feb '18, 5pm

Public Lands Under Siege: Trump Administration Moves to Hasten Drilling, Weaken Public Input

The directive issues several new guidelines to shorten the timeline for drilling, including requiring all lease sales to be processed within a 60-day period, allowing formerly mandatory public participation in lease reviews to be left to the discretion of lower-level field officials, and shortening the public protest period on lease sales to 10 days. The memo was issued one day before the Interior Department opened leasing and mining on the recently-reduced Grand Staircase-Escalante and

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/public-lands-oil-drilling-253082...

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