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  • Salazar Puts the Kibosh on Oil Leases in Utah


    And so it begins:

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he’s scrapping the lease of dozens of parcels of federal land for oil and gas drilling in Utah’s redrock country. Salazar on Wednesday ordered the Bureau of Land Management, which is part of the Interior Department, not to cash checks from winning bidders for the parcels at issue in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups.”

    As the head of the Department of Interior, Salazar will face a number of challenges and will also be presented with opportunities to expand energy exploration and production in the United States. In addition to managing the 650 million acres of land under federal ownership, the head of DOI will need to address how it handles offshore and onshore drilling, unconventional sources of energy such as oil shale, and other sources of energy such as uranium mining. The questions Salazar will face in the next few years, with the appropriate answers, can be found here.

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    7 Responses to Salazar Puts the Kibosh on Oil Leases in Utah

    1. Wayne from Jeremiah says:

      I've added a link to your post from Obama selects Ken Salazar for Secretary of the Interior, which includes many quotations from articles on the internet.

    2. Thomas Gray South Ca says:

      And so it began, how the greatest most powerfull country on earth was destroyed from within.

    3. Marshall Hill-Michig says:

      Salazar has been programed to follow!

    4. sher308 chester,md says:

      we could be completely out of debt if we drill our own oil, why do the dems not want this?do they always want to keep this country in debt and supporting millions on welfare. now with ginsgerg sick watch out who o puts in her place.we sure have dummed down the presidentcy.

    5. Joseph Cummins, Carr says:

      no matter how one slices and dices reality:



      control of natural resources assures govt of a constant source of human resources.

    6. MaryS, Fresno,CA wri says:

      Everyone rise up and write or e-mail your senators in Washington immediately, voicing your opposition to this unbelievable legislation. I did. Let our voices be heard!

    7. Preston Helton, Gran says:

      America is reaping what she has sewn. The Majority has spoken and Obama ain't jokin. Awaken the anti-christ Mr. President. You are leading the way. Sad to say.

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