The BLM has released a new inventory of oil and gas resources on 99 million acres of public lands of the West. It is a deceitful report, and the report will be a major weapon the oil and gas industry is going to use to turn the West into an industrial wasteland.

Anyone who spends time in the big open country of Utah, Wyoming or New Mexico knows this report is a bald lie, but how did they do it?

I had meant to write about this deceptive report, but fortunately I found another blog has done an excellent job.

EPCA II and what you can do about it. From Unbossed.

About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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December 2006


‎"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

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