NIMBY will kill this: Revived proposal for new oil & gas drilling in California

The "Keep Oil & Gas in the Ground Forever" brigade in California should be jacking up the "Not In My Back Yard" screeching and foaming at mouth shortly.

Remember the matra...

Oil & Gas are Eeeeeevil

Trump is Eeeeevil

NIMBY Kumbaya

 

Revived proposal for new oil, gas drilling in California

The U.S. government moved Thursday toward allowing new oil and gas drilling on wide swaths of federal land in California that has been off-limits since environmentalists sued in 2013.

... Environmentalists who blocked the Obama administration’s previous efforts to allow new drilling by challenging its failure to account for the impact of hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — immediately criticized efforts to revive the plans.

“Trump’s new plan aims to stab oil derricks and fracking rigs into some of California’s most beautiful landscapes,” attorney Clare Lakewood of the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement. “From Monterey to the Bay Area, the president wants to let oil companies drill and spill their way across our beloved public lands and wildlife habitat.”

... The Bureau of Land Management said it expects that the two plans could lead to about 75 new wells drilled over the next 20 years and only a small number would involve fracking, spokeswoman Serena Baker said. Most of the areas that would be drilled are already used for oil production.

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53 minutes ago, Tom Kirkman said:

The "Keep Oil & Gas in the Ground Forever" brigade in California should be jacking up the "Not In My Back Yard" screeching and foaming at mouth shortly.

“Trump’s new plan aims to stab oil derricks and fracking rigs into some of California’s most beautiful landscapes,” attorney Clare Lakewood of the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement. “From Monterey to the Bay Area, the president wants to let oil companies drill and spill their way across our beloved public lands and wildlife habitat.”

... The Bureau of Land Management said it expects that the two plans could lead to about 75 new wells drilled over the next 20 years and only a small number would involve fracking, spokeswoman Serena Baker said. Most of the areas that would be drilled are already used for oil production.

75 whole wells? That ought to bring civilization to an end even sooner than the, what 4 years the latest politicians have told us? 

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17 minutes ago, Ward Smith said:

75 whole wells? That ought to bring civilization to an end even sooner than the, what 4 years the latest politicians have told us? 

 

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