Saturday, August 13, 2011
Wyoming Federal District Court Rejects Obama Administration Drilling Rules
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I haven't had a chance to read the decision but if MSNBC is reporting the ruling in a positive light it's probably pretty good. The Obama Administration has bent over backwards to accomodate environmental concerns and the BLM, under hte new rules crafted by the Obama Administration's Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, was denying a lot of permits.
A more fundamental questions arises in my mind and that is to what extent and under what authority the federal government continues to control vast swaths ot land in western states. I suspect this was the "deal" that was struck back in the day for admission to the Union but I'm not sure how long residents in western states are going to stand by as the federal government deprives them of access to their resources. This ruling appears to be a step in the right direction.
You can read more at the link below.
Interior Rules Rejected
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