The Moab City Council is unanimously opposed to a September oil and gas lease sale affecting hundreds of thousands of acres in Grand and San Juan Counties. They voted Tuesday to send in comments to Utah’s Bureau of Land Management. During the meeting, council members talked about cumulative impacts of oil and gas leasing to the Moab area, like noise and air pollution. And later, our radio partners feature the loss of Glen Canyon to Lake Powell, and what the canyon means to many environmentalists all these years later.
Photo: A bend in the Colorado River in Glen Canyon, pictured in 1898
BLM: Seeks comments on 77 parcels offered in September oil and gas lease sale
Comments on the environmental documents can be submitted electronically via the BLM Land Use Planning and NEPA Register (ePlanning) at go.usa.gov/xw9fE. Comments must be received by July 9, 2020. Links to the environmental documents, lists and maps of the parcels, and attached stipulations are online at go.usa.gov/xw9fE
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