Our State Department found a beetle which may be in the way.
But that's only the beginning.
Now that the FEIS has been released, a review process begins “to determine if the proposed project is in the national interest,” according to the State Department. This “broader evaluation” involves eight other federal agencies and includes “economic, energy security, foreign policy and other relevant issues.”
And there are probably a number of State and local tripwires, too.
Oh, yes, there's lots more.
Clearly, the Feds don't have enough land, right?
The federal government owns more than 600 million acres of land.
The Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the habitat for endangered species, already controls 93 million acres. That’s more than the National Park Service, which oversees 79 million acres.
(And the Fish & Wildlife Service now