Fact Sheet Apr 26, 2012

Avoiding A Risky Gamble With America’s National Parks: A Smarter Approach To Oil Shale And Tar Sands In The West

A Smarter Approach Fact Sheet (1.95 MB)

The Bureau of Land Management is considering allocating up to 2.5 million acres of public lands in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado for new commercial leases to develop oil shale and tar sands.

This decision could have major impacts on lands that surround some of our most popular national parks—affecting not only visitors’ experiences, but also air quality, water supplies, and the local economy.