The leasing protest game

Reese, April
April 2008
High Country News;4/14/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p6
The article reports on the remarkable victory that the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership celebrated including the request of pulling out of the 49,000 acres slated for oil and gas leasing to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah. The Partnership comprises of 25 sportsmen's organizations aiming that the victory would mark as the turning point for conservationists trying to retain the BLM from the auctioning the public lands to the oil and gas industry. It reveals that for almost seven years, the BLM has already leased 17 million acres in the five biggest oil and gas productioning states in the Interior West. The BLM officials announce that the agency can still facilitate that operators to stay away for the restricted areas .


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