1. OIL AND GAS
Revised Utah drilling project moving forward, despite concerns
The Bureau of Land Management is set to approve a massive natural gas drilling project in northeast Utah more than a year after U.S. EPA ripped BLM's draft review of the project for inadequately analyzing its effects on air and water quality. BLM released a final environmental impact statement today assessing Denver-based Gasco Energy Inc.'s proposal to drill nearly 1,300 wells in the next 15 years across more than 206,000 acres of mostly BLM land in the already heavily drilled Uintah Basin.