“Oil shale” is an unproven experimental technology that would heat land in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming to nearly 1,000 degrees to produce very small amounts of oil — cooking the climate, wasting scarce water resources, and destroying critical wildlife habitats along the way.
Tar sands is one of the most destructive forms of oil on the planet and has already been responsible for strip mining one of our last remaining intact ecosystems, endangering caribou herds, and creating waste ponds so large they can be seen from space. Together, oil shale and tar sands are unacceptable fuels that will cause further drought and climate disruption.
The Bureau of Land Management is considering dramatically reducing the amount of public land available for these dirty fuels. But Big Oil is fighting back, so we need to collect 20,000 comments by April 30th to show public support for the environment. We’ve beaten oil corporations before, and we can do it again.