On the heels of Congress lifting a spending limitation designed to give oil shale research more time to go forward, Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-UT) has been touring the state declaring that Utah is open for oil shale business. That’s interesting because last we checked, the industry had not yet finished researching where the huge amount of water and electricity necessary for a commercial-scale oil shale program will come from.
Twelve recently released land management plans for Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming are getting quite a reaction. They exclude an opportunity for the public to protest, in order to speed the development of oil shale.