SOURCE: BLM Nevada website
Just a quick update: On Dec. 10, 2013, the BLM Ely District in Nevada held an oil & gas lease sale auction that raked in $1,979,581 on 93,816 .320 acres (54 parcels) of public lands.
The BLM originally offered up 303,333.900 acres (178 parcels). Thousands of acres were leased/sold for as little as $2 an acre. When wild horses were removed from the Seaman Herd Area, we posted an article and maps about this pending December 2013 oil & gas lease/sale here.
It’s ironic that the report to the public contains this question:
“WERE THERE ANY DISRUPTIONS OR UNUSUAL EVENTS DURING THE SALE?”
Doesn’t it seem that the BLM was “disruptive” to lease/sale so many acres for oil & gas exploration (and then, development) during a “drought?” Doesn’t it seem “unusual” for public lands to be leased/sold for the dirt cheap amount of $2 an acre?
Public lands, just like the wild horses, are going, going, gone.