Just watched the video and my take away was that this proposal will make it a
lot easier for oil and gas to drill. It will essentially get rid of all the red
tape.I would love to see a map that shows the proposed drill sites
and oil roads. Once these roads are built they never really go away. All of the
Uranium roads that were cleared in the 50s are still just as visible today as
they were back then, if you don't believe me go try and find Uranium
Arch.I'm not opposed to drilling but when it comes to the Moab
Area, I have a hard time believing oil and gas will be flipping the bill to
restore the land once they have exhausted the resources.
The Center for American Progress is one of the few reasonably impartial think
tanks around. That, at least, is hopeful.
I took away the same thing, a blank check per say for the oil & gas
companies to explore and exploit where ever they wish within Area X. Seems like
a bad Idea.
A blank check, especially compared to the way oil and gas leases are currently
apportioned? You guys must have seen a different video than the one I watched.
I think both the environmental community and the oil and gas industry view the
new Master Leasing Plan (MLP)as an attempt by the Obama BLM to further restrict
oil and gas leasing and drilling. The environmental community would much rather
trust the MLP than the old schematic as defined by the Resource Management Plan
(RMP). The oil and gas industry would rather operate under the RMP than the new
MLP. Talk to s ime of them, on either side of the issue, and you will find I am
well we know money always wins in utah look at the prison move that will cost
taxpayers money but make speacial interest groups richer. and will always cost
more than leaving it where it is. because of transport costs.