Does the Federal Government Control too much land?

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    My opinion is that individual states should be able to manage their own lands. I assume that each state would use the land in such a way as to benefit the state. As it is now, states have very little say in how the land is used or not used.
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    suggest you do a little deeper reading. this from wiki but there are other sources and numbers are relatively consistent

    The largest currently producing shales are as you indicate (except you missed Colorado, Watterberg is cranking out production..buy SYRG or BCEI) but Monterrey is projected to hold 65% plus of all currently USGS acknowledged shale oil reserves. Please note that I am discussing oil shales and not oil, liquids, dry gas shales combined.
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    Largest in terms of size, although production is highest in the spots I mentioned.
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    good reference but seriously dated. and yes, I was talking about largest amount of recoverable oil in place, not largest in production.

    And if you want to talk largest in production you have to differentiate between oil, natural gas liquids, and dry nat gas. Very little oil in the Appalachian basins. Lots of wet and dry gas.

    Down spacing testing in ND, Texas, and Colorado is proving they can drill a lot more wells than they thought they could. CLR is testing 20 wells per spacing unit across 4 and 5 formations in ND right now in areas that they were thinking 2 wells per unit in one formation three years ago.
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    Well it's in production, too, so I'm not sure I follow.

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