Team To Reconsider Oil, Gas Leases On Utah Land

Law360, New York (June 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A special team will be created to decide if any of 77 parcels of land in Utah on which a judge barred the U.S. Department of the Interior from entering into oil and gas leases are appropriate for development, and the Bureau of Land Management will formulate a comprehensive air quality strategy for the region, according to the DOI.

A report commissioned by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and released Thursday said that it might be appropriate to reinstate some of the 77 parcels,...
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