Bureau Land Management Refuses to Release Public Comments

 BLM is working on a preliminary environmental impact statement on the development of oil shale reserves.  BLM will not release the comments it  received from the public until which time it issues the final EIS.

 CRE is indifferent to whether BLM uses Regulaltions.gov or another mechanism to disseminate the comments it receives but its difficult to comprehend in the year 2012 that a federal agency refuses to release the comments it receives from the public on an ongoing regulatory matter. In doing so, BLM does monopolize the proceeding by prohibiting the various stakeholders from reviewing the comments of other stakeholders.

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