Western Lands and Energy Dashboard

There is a lot of heated rhetoric in the national debate around energy development. Often times, the tone is vitriolic. And all too often, the spin from industry and politicians trumps facts and common sense. This leads to a poorly informed public and bad decision making on energy policy.

For instance, did you know drilling in the U.S. is higher now than at any point since Reagan was in office?

Here at the Checks and Balances Project, we think the facts matter. Our “Western Lands and Energy Dashboard” works to provide a counterweight to the rhetoric from oil and gas companies and politicians with deep financial ties with that industry.

Click the icons below to learn the facts about the oil and gas industry and energy development on western public lands. You’ll notice we have not branded the analysis so you can use the information as you see fit, and links are provided to original sources.









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