LC Posted December 16, 2018 Share Posted December 16, 2018 Trump Auctions Off 150,000 Acres of Public Lands for Fracking Near Utah National Parks https://www.ecowatch.com/fracking-utah-national-parks-2623200218.html?fbclid=IwAR1uxyy7t8eTJsBuhBpYzlr6yX_12FCebPI7Mua1rj6CO8RKtzTA6BuCj4A This lease sale is part of a larger agenda by Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to ramp up fossil fuel extraction on public lands, threatening wildlife, public health and the climate. This year the BLM has offered more than 420,000 acres of public land in Utah for oil and gas extraction. The agency plans to auction another 215,000 acres in March. The Trump administration also has issued new policies, which are being challenged in court, to shorten public-comment periods and avoid substantive environmental reviews. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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