Wednesday, May 07, 2008

BLM Finds Way go Fund Archaeology

An innovative way of funding archaeological digs has been hit on in the US Southwest, according to several papers--including this story in the Las Cruces (NM) Sun News. In areas that have been surveyed to death, companies that wish to develop gas and oil resources can choose to fund digs and exploration, rather than pay for more surveys that aren't needed.

The Bureau of Land Management, BLM, is behind this. Just goes to show that our bureacracies can bend in the right directions if everyone cooperates.

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