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Gov't Eliminates Drilling Reviews

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Bush administration continues to combat the country's energy problems with industry giveaways, now allowing oil and gas drilling permits on public lands to be issued without environmental reviews or citizen comment. Consumers shouldn't expect their efforts to benefit anyone but the energy companies see the poor production rates of the past 15 years (just 53 days of oil and 221 days of natural gas at current U.S. consumption rates) and how much oil and gas is actually available in the West in EWG's "Losing Ground" report.

The AP article is available at the Salt Lake Tribune.



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