Issues to Raise

Soils

BLM/FS are required to manage their lands to protect soil resources. Exploration activity, construction of the roads and well pads, and installation of pipelines can cause mixing of soils and loss of vegetative cover due to explosives used and the digging, leveling, and scraping required. The use of trucks and other heavy equipment also compacts the soil. The results can be erosion, loss of soil productivity, increased runoff, landslides and flooding.

Specific Issues to Raise:

Water 

Hazardous Waste

Plants and Wildlife

Archaeological and Historical Sites

Visual Quality

Air Quality

Special Concerns With Fracking