Permit Activities

Background Information:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) controls access to about 700 million acres of land for oil and gas exploration purposes. Each year the BLM auctions off drilling permits to interested parties. These activities are closely regulated and monitored. Statistics can be found for the number and size of permits being sold by the BLM on their website.

Helpful Links:

BLM Permit Statistics:


Permit Activities Issues of Onshore Exploration and Access


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