Thursday, November 19, 2015

‘Keep It In The Ground’ Victory: BLM Utah Halts Oil And Gas Lease Sale

SALT LAKE CITY— Elders and climate activists are celebrating today as the Bureau of Land Management made a last-minute decision to halt an oil and gas lease sale owing to a “high level of public interest.” Dozens of citizens were planning to protest the auction on Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City. Instead, they will now celebrate the Bureau’s decision to postpone the auction of 73,000 acres of publicly owned oil and gas in Utah — which harbor an estimated 1.6 – 6.6 million tons of potential greenhouse gas pollution. The planned protest had been led by elders calling on the BLM to act to prevent catastrophic climate change and to ensure a livable future for generations to come.

More:  http://canyoncountryrisingtide.org/2015/11/17/keep-it-in-the-ground-victory-blm-utah-halts-oil-and-gas-lease-sale/

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