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EWG INVESTIGATION

 

1: Executive Summary

2: About Oil/Gas Leases

3: Oil & Gas Impacts

4: Bush Admin Rollbacks

5: The Spin on Drilling

6: Hotspot: Roan Plateau, CO

7: Hotspot: Otero Mesa, NM

8: Hotspot: Rocky Mtn Front, MT

9: Hotspot: Powder River Basin, WY

10: Hotspot: Book Cliffs, UT

11: Oil, Gas, Political Cash

12: EWG Recommendations

13: Methodology

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The Western United States

State Summary | Lands Leased | Maps | Land Protection | Lease Holders

An EWG investigation of federal land use records shows where lands in The United States have been leased by the oil and gas industry over the past 22 years. Maps below, compiled by EWG, show lands currently leased, and all lands leased over the past 22 years. Options to link to "interactive maps" are also available below; choosing this option sends you to fully interactive maps, where you can zoom into particular areas of interest and pull up detailed information on individual leases shown on the map.

Lease Activity Since 1982

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Interactive Map of the Region

Source: EWG analysis of leasing and drilling records in 12 western states, contained in the Bureau of Land Management's Land and Mineral Records 2000 database, acquired by EWG May 15 2004.



Current Leases (2004)

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Interactive Map of the Region

Source: EWG analysis of leasing and drilling records in 12 western states, contained in the Bureau of Land Management's Land and Mineral Records 2000 database, acquired by EWG May 15 2004.