Friday, March 22, 2019

Judge blocks oil-drilling in Wyoming because of climate change

March 21, 2019

An outrageous ruling from a federal judge will halt hundreds of oil and gas drilling projects across 500 square miles in Wyoming because he says the government did not adequately take into account climate change when granting the leases on public lands. Talk about out-of-control Judiciary.

NBC News:
U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in Washington appeared to go a step further than other judges in his order issued late Tuesday. Previous rulings focused on individual lease sales or permits. But Contreras said that when the U.S. Bureau of Land Management auctions public lands for oil and gas leasing, officials must consider emissions from past, present and foreseeable future oil and gas leases nationwide............ To Read More
My Take - There's two lessons to be learned from this.  The federal judiciary needs term limits and all these public lands need to be sold to the public instead of being controlled by the federal government.  There's absolutely no reason for the federal government to be owning almost 25% of the land mass of the United States, and 45% and over in some states. 

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