The “Facts” about BLM’s Fictitious Gasco Project Approval Press Release

Confused about some of the statements coming out of the BLM about its recent approval of the Gasco natural gas project? So were we. Call us crazy, but it was hard to understand how approving nearly 1,300 new natural gas wells, including 215 new wells in the Desolation Canyon proposed wilderness – over the objections of members of Congress, the outdoor industry, and conservation groups and their members – is a decision which will “responsibly [protect] the key landscapes and recreational resources.” So we dug a little deeper into the BLM’s press release . . . take a look.