Sportsmen Support Common-Sense Energy Planning to Conserve Fish & Wildlife Habitat July 13, 2011


Sportsmen Support Common-Sense Energy Planning to Conserve Fish & Wildlife Habitat July 13, 2011 Washington, AmmoLand.com (press release)

...“We have documented dramatic declines in our mule deer herds because of poorly planned and hastily approved energy leasing in parts of the West,” ...“Upfront planning and conflict resolution will lead to greater certainty for management of fish and wildlife habitats and for industry,” said Steve Belinda, director of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Center for Responsible Energy Development and former BLM biologist. “The old process was not developed for leasing in the sensitive areas that now are being sought for development, nor did it adequately address other values like fish and wildlife before commitments to develop were made.” Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development ...Members of Wyoming’s and Utah’s congressional delegations, however, have denigrated the new master leasing process in a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, requesting that the Department abandon implementation of the process....


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