|(Above) Maps, documents, parcels for oil and gas lease sale on March 20, 2018|
The Interior Department has halted an oil and gas sale at the gateway to Yellowstone, after an outcry, but still plans to sell leases for oil and gas around Bears Ears in southeastern Utah on March 20.
The land includes pristine areas along the Green River, San Juan River and Moab.
"U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Monday he has postponed a second federal oil and gas lease sale planned for March in less than a week in response to local opposition to the possibility of drilling near national parks and monuments," Reuters reports.
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