Lawsuit Aims To Block Oil, Gas Land Lease Sale

Law360, New York (December 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Conservationist groups, several members of Congress and actor Robert Redford have launched an eleventh-hour legal effort to halt land lease auctions for oil and gas exploration in Utah scheduled for Dec. 19.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, names the U.S. Department of the Interior as a defendant and says the sale of nearly 110,000 acres would lead to development that would degrade the air quality at Arches National Park, among other parks, and harm one of the...
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