minerals management

Bush Tries to Kickstart U.S. Oil Shale Development

Bush Tries to Kickstart U.S. Oil Shale Development

WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration finalized regulations to govern the commercial development of oil shale on federal lands on Monday, rebuffing concerns that the rules are premature and ignoring the serious environmental concerns about tapping the resource. Administration officials said investors keen to unlock the nation’s vast oil shale resources…

Oil and Gas on Public Lands Off-Limits to Exploration

Oil and Gas on Public Lands Off-Limits to Exploration

WASHINGTON, DC, May 21, 2008 (ENS) – With oil soaring over $130 a barrel and average national gas prices climbing towards $4 per gallon, the Department of the Interior today released a study showing that vast untapped oil and natural gas resources exist on public lands in the United States. Federal lands throughout the United…