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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:59 PM

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

Source: Associated Press


Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Updated 5:31 pm CST, Thursday, December 6, 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species.

Land management documents released by the U.S. Interior Department show the administration intends to open more public lands to leasing and allow waivers for drilling to encroach into the habitat of greater sage grouse.

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Under President Donald Trump, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has vowed to lift obstacles to drilling, and grouse protections have long been viewed by the energy industry as an obstacle to development.

The new plans remove the most protective habitat designations for about 13,000 square miles (34,000 square kilometers) of public land. Those areas, considered essential to the species' survival, were a centerpiece of the Obama policy. The Trump administration also wants to drop some requirements to prioritize leasing for oil and gas outside sage grouse habitat.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/science/article/US-officials-move-to-ease-Obama-era-drilling-13446978.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:02 PM

1. Oh, no. Let's just wipe out everything on earth that lets our wildlife live...

and that doesn't make an oil man loads of money. That's the purpose of everything, to Trump. Making a million bucks.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:05 PM

2. I wish articles like this used "destroying protections" not

"easing controls" or "lifting obstacles to development". Perception is important, and these are PROTECTIONS that were fought for.

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Response to They_Live (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:54 PM

4. You're so right. They're busy "molding public perception."

They will tell the truth only if they can manipulate it through almost lying outright.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:07 PM

3. FUCK TRUMP. AND ESPECIALLY FUCK ANYONE THAT DIDN'T VOTE ALL DEMOCRATIC IN

2016 and 2018

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:57 PM

5. Hey Kathleen Sqamma.....................your full of .........................(fill in the blank)

Quote: "We can do both protect sage grouse and move forward with responsible energy development," said Kathleen Sgamma with the Western Energy Alliance, which represents more than 300 oil and gas companies. "We've reduced the size of well pads, reduced the numbers of wells. And we had done all these things and the prior administration assumed development was taking place like it was 20 years ago."

This is Boulder Coloradao, near where I use to live..........................your happy horse shit , is well happy horse shit.....................





Hey Sqamma..................ever here of Tea Pot Dome, that area at one time used to have thousands of Sage Grouse on the land..........................


This archive video shows what there is now.........rigs..................and yes, I use to live in Wyoming and then there is also the Salt Creek Field..........and they have rigs, just like at Tea Pot Dome....................all you see is oil stand pipes and rigs and roads...........................so your happy horse shit is well, happy horse shit............ ...........there is no sage protection for the grouse.................

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