September 13, 2004

Handing over Public Treasures for Pittance

Category: Environment

Utah: Although I don't even own a car, I still accept both sides of the drilling issue - as long as we stay dependent on pathetically inefficient and dirty fossil fuels, we'll need to drill some where to get it. But the least we could do is make sure that we're getting something useful out of it.

Today the BLM auctioned off 40,000 acres of potential wilderness in Utah to Oil and Gas interests. What do we get out of it? Less than 4 days' supply of oil and few weeks of gas.

Posted by Nick at September 13, 2004 4:56 PM