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Three-fourths of oil and gas leases on federal lands aren't producing

WASHINGTON -- Nearly three-fourths of the 40 million acres of public land currently leased for oil and gas development in the continental United States isn't producing any oil or gas, federal records show, even as the Bush administration pushes to open more environmentally sensitive public lands for oil and gas development.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/02/bus_417543.shtml
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