Saturday, May 12, 2007

Aren't We Paying Enough for Gas and Oil?

The administration wants to sacrifice more than one million acres of outstanding wildlife habitat and archaeological sites in northwest Colorado to destructive oil and gas drilling and off-road vehicle use.

Please go to and tell the administration to protect our natural and cultural heritage by banning harmful drilling and off-road vehicle use in the Vermilion Basin and all other wilderness-quality lands in this region.

The Little Snake area provides habitat for elk, pronghorn, mule deer, coyotes and white-tailed prairie dogs. The waters of this region sustain the endangered Colorado River Pikeminnow and the Colorado River cutthroat trout. Greater sage grouse, golden eagles and peregrine falcons also take refuge there.

Yet the administration has proposed stripping existing wildlife protections from these lands and opening virtually the entire area to drilling and off-road vehicles. This scheme also fails to protect the region's irreplaceable historical and archeological treasures.


Cade said...

I think that it is insane how much we have to spend. I feel like we are getting taken advantage of and we are going along with it. Why don't we use other energy sources? What is stopping us from being controlled by these huge companies that feed off of gas and oil?

CyberCelt said...

@cade-we are controlled by oil & gas companies. Our President and Vice President are both oil men, from way back. I do not think Iraq is turning out quite like they had hoped, but we are there for the oil.

Lowell C. said...

It is amazing how much we consume!

Ron said...

Great Site, As a Colorado Resident and frequent trout fisherman in Northern Colorado I've been trying to follow what the current administration is selling off to their oil producing buddies and partners. They do a good job of burying these stories and people need to know about these things.


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