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"Interior Shrinks Oil, Gas Lease Sale Near Utah National Parks"

"The Trump administration on Tuesday responded to fierce local and environmental group opposition to oil and gas leasing near three Utah national parks and said much of that land will be left out of the Bureau of Land Management’s upcoming oil and gas lease sale for the state."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/12/2020

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"Mine Consultant Agreed Nevada Plant In Danger"

"A botanist hired by a company planning to mine one of the most promising deposits of lithium in the world believes a rare desert wildflower at the Nevada site should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, a move that new documents show could jeopardize the project."

Source: AP, 08/05/2020


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