U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 424
BLM Bakersfield Field Office briefs Energy Academy students in Bakersfield
Members of the Minerals and Resources staffs from the BLM's Bakersfield Field Office met recently with 75 sophomores and juniors at the brand new Independence High School in Bakersfield. Teacher Kim Woolf hosted the sessions, with students enrolled in the school's Energy Academy. (more text below)
The staff member discussed both conventional and alternative energy on BLM land – including the advantages and disadvantages of different types of energy, from nuclear to oil and gas and solar. the discussion included impacts on the environment and the economics of each type of development.
When the session was opened the floor for questions the students had many. "Their questions related to oil and gas, wind and nuclear energy, and the environmental side," said DeDios. "Many of the students were taking notes."
The BLM staffers also provided the teacher with materials relating to energy, threatened and endangered species and the National Environmental Protection Act.
- BLM Bakersfield Field Office staff, March 2010
|Last updated: 03-18-2010|
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