Last-Minute BLM Land Auction Draws Criticism

Law360, New York (November 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has come under fire for issuing a list of land parcels in Utah that it proposes to lease for geothermal, oil and gas projects after giving the National Parks Service just six hours' notice, effectively keeping the service from evaluating the potential effects on federal land.

Under a long-standing agreement between the two U.S. Department of the Interior agencies, the BLM typically notifies the Parks Service of its lease plans three months in advance, giving the service plenty of time...
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