Enviros Protest BLM Utah Drilling Lease Plans

Law360, New York (December 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A slew of groups representing conservation and outdoor recreation interests have filed formal protests with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management since Wednesday over the agency's bid to lease more than 200 parcels of federal land in Utah for geothermal, oil and gas projects.

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance filed a joint protest Thursday along with Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Trust, National Parks Conservation Association and the Wilderness Society, taking issue specifically with 92 parcels of land spread over 100,000 acres that...
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