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Court Halts Oil and Gas Leasing in Utah Wilderness

Article: Court Halts Oil and Gas Leasing in Utah Wilderness

WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2009 (ENS) – At least 110,000 acres of pristine Utah wilderness is temporarily protected from oil and gas companies due to a ruling Saturday night by a federal judge in a case brought by conservationists. Judge Ricardo Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a temporary…

Robert Redford: Democracy Is Working

Article: 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…

Redford, Conservationists Seek Injunction to Stop Utah Lease Sales

Article: Redford, Conservationists Seek Injunction to Stop Utah Lease Sales

WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2008 (ENS) – Today, Robert Redford joined members of Congress and a coalition of environmental, preservation and business groups in an effort to stop the Bureau of Land Management from auctioning Utah wilderness to oil and gas companies. At a news conference, the environmental and preservation groups led by Natural Resources…

Oil and Gas on Public Lands Off-Limits to Exploration

Article: Oil and Gas on Public Lands Off-Limits to Exploration

WASHINGTON, DC, May 21, 2008 (ENS) – With oil soaring over $130 a barrel and average national gas prices climbing towards $4 per gallon, the Department of the Interior today released a study showing that vast untapped oil and natural gas resources exist on public lands in the United States. Federal lands throughout the United…