Tuesday, June 16, 2009

BLM Under New Management

Oh boy. The Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States (IPAM, slightly less powerful than OPEC) praised President Obama’s choice of Bob Abbey to head the federal Bureau of Land Management. Bob Abbey (no relation to Edward) ran the Nevada Bureau of Land Management for the last eight years alongside his work as a private consultant. Public service and private consulting; I’m sure there’s no room for corruption there. Nevada, isn’t that where the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste site is? Seems like a reasonable use of public lands. In Abbey’s defense he does call for shared access to BLM lands, and not just treating them like gas and oil production sites. Hmm, letting Americans access their land? Novel idea.

Rocky Thompson

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