20 Jul '11, 4pm

How much access does Big Oil have to our lands? A lot more than they'd like you to think. Read our analysis:

The oil and gas industry has failed to develop 6,573 drilling permits issued by the Bureau of Land Management, even though the agency has given these oil and gas operators a green light to drill. Over 97 percent of those permits are located in the Rocky Mountain region. The numbers come in stark contrast to claims made by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) who introduced legislation in May 2011 that would weaken current environmental and public health protections, opening-up public lands in the West to reckless development.

Full article: http://wilderness.org/content/pr-leasing-20110720

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