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The BLM Plans to Lease Land in the San Rafael Swell Angering Environmentalists

Wikimedia Commons--Greg Willis
Wikimedia Commons–Greg Willis

(KCPW News)  In November, the Bureau of Land Management plans to auction off over a hundred thousand acres of land in central Utah for oil and gas drilling. Some are in areas with wilderness characteristics, including the San Rafael Swell, which has conservationists upset. They protested the plan in Salt Lake City on Monday. KCPW Reporter Kim Schuske has the story.

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