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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…

Robert Redford: Democracy Is Working

Robert Redford: Democracy Is Working

Democracy is working. At least that’s the news for now from my friends at the Natural Resources Defense Council, which has filed a lawsuit against last-minute Bush Administration plans to lease huge swaths of majestic wilderness in Utah for oil and gas extraction. Late last night, NRDC and a coalition of environmental and preservation groups…

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…