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Protest BLM Oil & Gas Lease Sale
September 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-6
Opponents of the Trump administration’s plan to lease more than 200,000 acres of public lands for dirty fuel development near some of Utah’s most beloved landscapes will rally Tuesday, September 11th at noon in front of the Bureau of Land Management’s Salt Lake City office. PLEASE JOIN US and bring your Protect Wild Utah lawn signs! The online lease sale occurs Tuesday.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s BLM wants to allow oil and gas development within 10 miles of Canyonlands National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and in the San Rafael Desert near popular rafting stretches along the Green River. This lease sale is part of the larger “energy dominance” agenda by Trump and Zinke to ramp up fossil-fuel development on public lands, threatening wildlife, public health and the climate. Zinke also has rewritten policies to shorten public comment periods and avoid substantive environmental reviews.