Recently, the BLM moved ahead with oil and gas lease sales on more than 200,000 acres of public land in Wyoming, Nevada, Montana, and Colorado.
This is despite the fact that America has so much oil that we're out of places to store it and oil and gas companies are already sitting on nearly 10,000 unused drilling permits.
As someone who has spent nearly 40 years working for the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, and as a Board Member with Conservation Lands Foundation, I’ve witnessed the value that Americans place on their public lands. But today’s Interior Department is losing sight of its longstanding mission to manage public lands for a variety of uses.
No urgent need drives this cavalier attitude toward the public. Yet the Interior Department is fast-tracking plans to sell millions MORE acres of public lands across nine planning areas in the American West and Alaska to oil and gas companies for next to nothing.
You can make your voice heard. Email your members of Congress asking the Department of Interior to suspend all new actions on public lands.
With your support, we can protect America’s treasured National Conservation Lands for our children and future generations.