Waste Not, Want Not

Why do we need to destroy more of nature to satisfy our over-dependence on fossil
fuels when there’s plenty of unexplored land already dedicated to the task?

Many U.S. Lands Not Making Oil, Gas

Tue Jun 1,12:21 PM ET

By DAVID PACE, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Nearly three-fourths of the 40 million acres of public land currently
leased for oil and gas development in the continental United States outside Alaska
isn’t producing any oil or gas, federal records show, even as the Bush administration
pushes to open more environmentally sensitive public lands for oil and gas development.