Monday, January 19, 2009

Utah oil and gas leases halted

On Saturday night, a district judge in Denver put a stop to the sale of oil and gas leases in Utah that had been auctioned off on Dec. 19, arguing that the effects of the leases on Utah's wildlands needed further study.

The decision will likely place the fate of the 110,000 acres of leased lands in hands of the soon-to-be Obama Administration. So far, Obama staffers have been critical of the leases.

Read the LA Times story here.
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