Center for Biological Diversity

Stop Oil Shale Development on the West's Public Lands

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Oil-shale and tar-sands development are two of the filthiest ways to produce energy, and the Bureau of Land Management is considering converting millions of acres of public land in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming to this destructive use.

If approved, this move would undermine efforts to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels to below 350 parts per million -- the level we need to return to soon to stabilize Earth's climate.

Oil-shale and tar-sands development would also destroy species habitat, waste enormous volumes of water and pollute our land, water and air. It's so wasteful it won't even be commercially viable until 2022.

We need your help keeping our western wildlands naturally rich and beautiful. Please tell
the BLM to protect our public lands from any new oil-shale and tar-sand development.

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