The Department of Energy’s flawed implementation of regional designations known as National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors resulted in a court decision on behalf of 10 states and 15 environmental and conservation groups.
Although the oil and gas industry and their allies have criticized Obama Administration policies for allegedly restricting the industry’s access to federal lands for drilling, new data shows that the industry is sitting on millions of acres and thousands of unused leases.
The oil and gas industry claims that the only way to address our country’s numerous energy issues is to open more public lands and waters to oil and natural gas drilling. What they don’t tell you is that drilling in America is already occurring at an astonishing pace and in a bewildering number of places. The facts below show that “more drilling” won’t solve America’s energy problems.
In a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, county officials from across the West highlighted their support of Secretarial Order 3310, calling for wild lands protection by the Bureau of Land Management.