|Eagle Canyon in Utah’s San Rafael Swell. Photo by Ray Bloxham, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.|
Lawsuit Spurs Trump Administration to Suspend 130 Oil, Gas Leases in Utah
Feds Ignored Climate Change, Opened Scenic, Cultural Lands to Fossil Fuel ExtractionNovember 12, 2019
Stephen Bloch, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, (801) 428-3981, firstname.lastname@example.org
Landon Newell, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, (801) 428-3991, email@example.com
Diana Dascalu-Joffe, Center for Biological Diversity, (720) 925-2521, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Stock, Living Rivers, (435) 260-8557, email@example.com
SALT LAKE CITY― The Trump administration has pulled 130 oil and gas leases in Utah because the Bureau of Land Management failed to fully analyze greenhouse gas emissions and the potential harm to climate from fossil fuel extraction. It’s the fourth time this year that the agency has suspended leases for drilling and fracking in Utah ― after the leases were sold ― because they violated federal law.