Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Drill, baby, drill!

Although McCain & Palin were firmly defeated in their bid to continue the Bush era policies of ravaging the land, air and water, the Bush Administration is proceeding with a "fire sale" of lands for oil and gas drilling despite protests from within the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Uproar Over Federal Drilling Leases Next To Parks

Late on Election Day, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced a Dec. 19 auction of more than 50,000 acres of oil and gas parcels alongside or within view of Arches National Park and two other redrock national parks in Utah: Dinosaur and Canyonlands.

The National Park Service's top official in the state calls it "shocking and disturbing" and says his agency wasn't properly notified. Environmentalists call it a "fire sale" for the oil and gas industry by a departing administration.
The administration's response?
"I'm puzzled the Park Service has been as upset as they are," said Sierra.

"There are already many parcels leased around the parks."
Once again proving that if you give them an inch, they'll take a mile.

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