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We're expecting to learn learn soon what president Obama's latest moves will -- -- fight what he considers the serious threat of climate change.
Tonight we focus on the implications for one part of the energy sector correspondent Alicia Acuna -- the story from Denver.
Controversy is heating up over a decision by the Obama administration to vastly reduce the amount of federal lands available for oil shale development.
What they basically did was make it so that nobody's gonna -- -- spend money going after oil shale on federal government.
Oil shale is not what's driving the current domestic energy to face threats to come back plus -- -- -- it's the largest oil resource we have in the United States its larger than Canada's.
Oil sands resource according to the government's own figures.
He's -- are experiencing here -- industry estimates -- -- millions of barrels but it would not be easy to get to.
It has to be heated to extremely high temperatures under pressure and that raises all sorts of concerns about the impact it's gonna have.
On the land.
And on -- wall.
George W Bush Administration set aside one point three million acres for oil shale and tar sands development.
In Colorado Utah and Wyoming they -- Bureau of Land Management plans -- cuts that amount by two thirds because bureau says the technology is not yet proven.
The decision has prompted industry outraged.
The Chinese are inviting companies in companies that Mo may have done business in the United States if we've had a better.
Some conservation groups applaud you -- it restrictions.
Why in the world would we sacrifice your heritage are hunting fishing traditions.
And all this sustainable economy that comes from that on something speculative it doesn't make sense from dollars and.
Environmental organizations plans to sue the BLM because the reductions didn't go far enough.
Chris Alicia thank you.
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