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KZMU News: Thursday March 28, 2019

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Young climate activists gathered at the state capitol Monday to protest a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leasing sale held this week. The federal agency sold 135,000 acres for leasing in Utah, bringing in roughly $7.2 million. Notably, the BLM deferred all parcels in San Juan County to a later sale, citing a need for “additional environmental review” in that area. Climate change – or at least the threat of lawsuits related to climate change – might have played a role in this decision making. Learn more on today’s news.

[Photo Credit: Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance]

Map of March 2019 Oil and Gas Lease Sale:

https://www.energynet.com/govt_listing.pl?sg=5016

BLM Lease Sale Information:

https://www.blm.gov/programs/energy-and-minerals/oil-and-gas/leasing/regional-lease-sales/utah

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