TV News LIES

Monday, Aug 31st

Last update01:44:18 AM GMT

You are here News Environment Groups sue to stop Utah oil and gas drilling

Groups sue to stop Utah oil and gas drilling

E-mail Print PDF

Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday to block the Bush administration's last-minute sale of oil-and-gas drilling leases in Utah near national parks and ancient rock art panels.

The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled an auction Friday to sell drilling leases covering more than 100,000 acres of wild land in eastern Utah.

Actor Robert Redford, a longtime environmental activist, called the lease sale "morally criminal." Redford, who owns a home in Utah and hosts the annual Sundance Film Festival there, said the leasing issue is emotional for him, since he has spent much of his adult life in southern Utah, on foot and horseback.

"These lands do not belong to Bush and Cheney. It's our land — public lands — and the BLM is supposed to be protecting lands on our behalf," Redford said via satellite from Los Angeles during a news conference in Washington.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


EPA Urged by Nearly 100,000 in the US to Redo Highly Controversial Fracking Study

EPA study controversialThe public comment period for the highly controversial US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) fracking study ends...

General Mills Warns Climate Change Will Lead To Global Food Shortages

General Millsn a rebuff to climate deniers, the CEO of American food giant General Mills has asserted...

Big Bank Says It’s Going To Cost A Lot To Do Nothing On Global Warming

Big Bank comment about global warming consequencesA new report from Citibank found that acting on climate change by investing in low-carbon energy...

Three major hurricanes form in Pacific simultaneously, setting record

3 mojor hurricanes formThree major hurricanes have formed in the Pacific Ocean simultaneously — an occurrence that has never...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!