"'Keep It in the Ground' Event Targets Utah Oil And Gas Leasing"

"SALT LAKE CITY — A national movement urging President Barack Obama to stop any new federal leases for fossil fuels turned its attention on Salt Lake City Tuesday, staging a victory party after the Bureau of Land Management postponed an oil and gas lease sale.

Groups that include the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, Canyon Country Rising Tide and the Elders Rising for Intergenerational Justice planned to protest the planned lease sale of 37,580 acres in the Green River District, which includes the Price and Vernal areas.

BLM Utah spokeswoman Megan Crandall issued a press release late Monday saying the "high level of public interest in attending the sale" necessitated postponing the event."

Amy Joi O'Donoghue reports for the Deseret News November 17, 2015.


"Activists Cite Climate Impacts To Demand End To All BLM Leasing" (Salt Lake Tribune)

"BLM Postpones Utah Auction To 'Accommodate' Climate Activists" (Greenwire)

Source: Deseret News, 11/18/2015