More Jobs. Better Pay. States Are Better Prepared to Manage Federal Lands…EnvPD

“In 2011, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) revealed it was two years behind in its Wyoming oil and gas lease sales, worth more than $50 million. In 1998, the BLM leased only 12.2 million acres out of 248 million acres of federal land and 700 million acres of underground mineral resources. Only one-tenth of the same federal land was available for lease in 2014.

By contrast, states have proven their regulatory structures are effective in resource management. In 2005, a federal drilling application through the BLM took 154 days to complete while state governments could do the same in 30 days.”

By jenniferfieldermt

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