In the rush to find new lucrative sources of oil, companies are hurrying to start large-scale oil shale developments in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. Such development could deplete the region’s water supply – wreaking havoc on some of our nation’s most valuable fish and wildlife habitats and potentially devastating rural economies.
Hunters and anglers support responsible energy development on public lands, but want federal land managers to move cautiously on oil shale. Companies should prove they can produce oil shale in economically and environmentally sound ways before commercial leases are issued.
Urge the Department of the Interior to support the Bureau of Land Management’s plan for responsible public-lands oil shale development.
© 2008 Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development