US BLM issues draft PEIS for oil shale and oil sands; significantly scales back public land available for commercial leasing
Green Car Congress
FEBRUARY 4, 2012
The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has published the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) and Possible Land Use Amendments for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the BLM in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. In addition, 91,045 acres in eastern Utah would be available for activities related to oil sands. or oil sands development. Water-wet vs. oil-wet.