Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Bought and Paid For
These antiquated and environmentally dangerous industries, who stand in the way of renewables, aren't happy with having access to millions of acres of Bureau of Land Management holdings. They want it all even if they don't need it, so they can continue to hold sway over our national heritage lands.
In fact, while criticizing the Obama administration for holding back access, the oil and gas industry currently controls over 41 million acres of BLM onshore lands while only using 12 million acres. And they scream for more! In 2010 the BLM issued over 4,000 drilling permits but the oil and gas boys only used 1200!
So, any republican governor who screams about this is nothing more than a liar, lacking in ethics, and corrupt.