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Bush-Era Oil and Gas Leases Near Utah Parks Canceled

Bush-Era Oil and Gas Leases Near Utah Parks Canceled

WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2009 (ENS) – Sales of oil and gas leases on 77 parcels of land near national parks and monuments in Utah were halted today by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The parcels were auctioned by the Bureau of Land Management in December 2008. “I have directed the BLM not to…

Utah BLM Defers Energy Leasing Near National Parks

Utah BLM Defers Energy Leasing Near National Parks

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – This coming Friday, the Bureau of Land Management Utah will offer over 300,000 acres for energy leases in a hotly disputed lease sale, but the federal agency has deferred leasing some of the most contentious parcels. The final list for the December 19 sale includes 132…

Robert Redford: Mr. President, Respect Our Choice

Robert Redford: Mr. President, Respect Our Choice

Americans Rejected ‘Drill, Baby, Drill.’ Bush Should Respect Our Choice. By Robert Redford Part of the change Americans just voted for in overwhelming numbers was to move away from the failed energy philosophy of “drill, baby, drill” to a more farsighted strategy, emphasized by Barack Obama, based on clean, renewable energy and efficiency. Yet on…