08 Jun '12, 5pm

Protests temporarily delay opening Alabama forests to drilling

Protests temporarily delay opening Alabama forests to drilling

If you enjoyed the reasoned debate over opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to fossil fuel extraction, you’ll likely be happy to learn that a similar debate may be coming to your own neighborhood . For years Forest Service land in the East was considered irrelevant when it came to oil and gas leasing. But in the last year and a half, the federal government has leased or scheduled for auction more than 384,000 acres at the request of private bidders, more than 10 times as much land as it had leased in the previous two years. The agency responsible for such auctions, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), had intended to auction another 90,000 acres in four southern states next week, but protests in Alabama prompted that state’s auctions to be postponed. In the 3,500-person town of Heflin, Ala., more than 200 people showed up to a May 14 meeting to protest ...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/protests-temporarily-delay-opening-...

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