This is a review of a Bush hurry up decision, not a decision to refrain permanently from leasing-
Story in the Salt Lake Tribune. By Patty Henetz.
Although Obama says oil shale is still being considered, I think they will conclude as others have in the past, that getting oil from oil shale is an energy loss, not an energy production program, and one with huge negative side-effects. Of course, by saying it it still being considered you can say maybe some radical new technology will come along.