Utah Wilderness News, January 7, 2010

Salt Lake Tribune praises oil and gas leasing reform, calls for higher standard of land management
“Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has promised to bring a “balanced approach” to permitting more drilling for oil and natural gas in America’s Western states. That will be a welcome change, and not only for people concerned about protecting fragile arid lands, wildlife, water and air quality, but for energy development companies.” Read More – Salt Lake Tribune

New York Times coverage of Salazar’s proposed reforms
“The interior secretary, Ken Salazar, said Wednesday that his department would conduct more rigorous reviews of oil and gas
leasing on public lands, declaring that the agency would no longer be a “candy store” for the petroleum industry, as he said it had been during the Bush administration.
Read More – New York Times

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