First is the nominee for Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals in the Department of Interior. President Obama has nominated Janice Schneider, a veteran of the department, to fill the position that has been vacant for more than 2 years.
And this proposal is made even worse by the bill it’s a part of – the 2012 Interior Appropriation Bill – which makes deep cuts to environmental programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and yet more cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Large-scale natural gas drilling operations in the county are to blame, and now, headlines in LA have Sublette County residents thinking: “We already have that city’s smog problem. Do we want its water pollution problems too?”