How much land did the oil company's lease from the government and not drill on yet?Why?

I havent Researched this yet but I will in a few Bill Richardson touched base on this issue for a while stating something about the oil companys are just sitting on land that they could drill on whenever they wanted and instead Bush and Mccain make a campain issue out of drilling off shore ?? we'll compare... show more I havent Researched this yet but I will in a few Bill Richardson touched base on this issue for a while stating something about the oil companys are just sitting on land that they could drill on whenever they wanted and instead Bush and Mccain make a campain issue out of drilling off shore ?? we'll compare notes later
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