oil shale http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Gov. Mead opposes BLM’s oil shale plan http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/gov-mead-opposes-blm-s-oil-shale-plan <p>Gov. Matt Mead says he opposes a federal proposal to reduce the amount of public land in Wyoming available for possible oil shale development.</p><p>Last week, Mead sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management to disagree with their plan that would exclude oil shale development in places with wilderness characteristics and in areas of critical environmental concern.</p><p>Oil shale development involves extracting a petroleum-substance called kerogen that can be cooked and potentially turned into a liquid fuel. The process is known to use a lot of water.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 12:22:18 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 23731 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Gov. Mead opposes BLM’s oil shale plan Conservation group wants stricter standards for oil shale research http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/conservation-group-wants-stricter-standards-oil-shale-research <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">The Bureau of Land Management has begun taking comment on its plan to </span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">open up 461-thousand acres of public land in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming for Oil Shale Research, Development, and Demonstration Leases.</span></font></span></font></span></div><div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font s Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:53:06 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 20722 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Conservation group wants stricter standards for oil shale research Garfield County, CO supports BLM plan on oil shale http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/garfield-county-co-supports-blm-plan-oil-shale <p>Garfield County commissioners are supporting a proposed Bureau of Land Management plan for oil shale<br />development in three states.</p><p>The commissioners got an early look at the BLM&#39;s alternative draft management proposal and voted unanimously to support it this week.</p><p>Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the proposal would cut 421 square miles from the proposed 3,125 square miles<br />allocated for possible oil shale development in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.</p><p>The biggest area removed would be the 182-square-mile Adobe Town area in Wyoming.</p> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 02:16:23 +0000 The Associated Press 15581 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net