Their Oily Legacy (A Photo Essay)
Promoted by Roxy - originally publiished 2008-11-18 07:24:15 -1000
(AP) The view of Delicate Arch natural bridge - an unspoiled landmark so iconic it's on Utah's license plates - could one day include a drilling platform under a proposal that environmentalists call a Bush administration "fire sale" for the oil and gas industry.
Late on Election Day, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced a Dec. 19 auction of more than 50,000 acres of oil and gas parcels alongside or within view of Arches National Park and two other redrock national parks in Utah: Dinosaur and Canyonlands.
The National Park Service's top official in the state calls it "shocking and disturbing" and says his agency wasn't properly notified. Environmentalists call it a "fire sale" for the oil and gas industry by a departing administration.
Coming soon to an iconic natural wonder near you!
There are still a few months in which to finally make good use of this wasted public land before the liberals get their tree-hugging hands on it again.
Here are a few lucrative improvements that can be made before our oil administration leaves office. For your viewing pleasure.
The Grand Canyon
The Grand Tetons
Dinosaur National Monument
Drill baby drill! From sea to (once) shining sea.