From the daily archives: Sunday, May 27, 2007

1,800 coalbed methane wells and 200 conventional  gas wells were just approved by the BLM. See story in the Billings Gazette.

The wells approved last week are in addition to 2,780 conventional gas wells previously approved by the BLM in south-central Wyoming. An additional 10,190 wells are pending approval. [!!] 

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey