Utah Democratic Environmental Caucus

Salazar yanks oil shale leases

February 25, 2009, 4:10 pm
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Yet another blow was delivered to Utah's oil industry Wednesday by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar with his announcement that he is scrapping oil shale research and development leases on federal land in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado.

He said the solicitation made in January involving millions of acres by the Bush administration was flawed, the result of a midnight decision made without the appropriate "regulatory framework."

"They were last minute leases that did not pass the smell test in my view," Salazar said in a Washington D.C. teleconference with the media.

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Taylor, T. (2009). Salazar yanks oil shale leases. Retrieved from http://environmental.utdem.org/view/news/51cbeace7896bb431f685de8

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