"Oil And Gas: Author Challenges BLM Rejection Of Lease Purchases"

"A well-known author and conservationist is appealing the Bureau of Land Management's decision last month to reject her purchase of two oil and natural gas leases in Utah on the grounds that she had no intention of developing them.

Terry Tempest Williams — a supporter of the 'keep it in the ground' campaign that is working to end oil, gas and coal leasing on federal lands — bought the leases covering three parcels, one of which was 800 acres and located 14 miles from Arches National Park, at a February BLM lease sale in Salt Lake City (E&ENews PM, Feb. 16).

She and her husband, Brooke Williams, paid $2,500 for the leases covering 1,200 acres as an act of protest against drilling on public lands."

Scott Streater reports for Greenwire November 17, 2016.

Source: Greenwire, 11/18/2016