Utah Wilderness News, March 9, 2010

Bennett grills Salazar over oil and gas policy changes

Sen. Bob
Bennett says that higher taxes proposed by the Obama administration on the oil
and gas industry will chase them off federal lands in Utah. But Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
says increases would simply give taxpayers long overdue fair payments.
Read more – Deseret News

Salazar seeks compromise between species protection and development
Appearing to seek middle
ground between energy development and protection of the imperiled sage
grouse, the Obama administration said Friday it will not place the
ground-dwelling bird on the Endangered Species list, despite biological
factors indicating it should be there.” Read more – Salt Lake Tribune