BLM News Release – February 2014 Oil and Gas Lease Sale Rescheduled

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For Immediate Release                                                Contact:  Megan Crandall, (801)539-4020

Date: 9/20/2013

 February 2014 Oil and Gas Lease Sale Rescheduled

 Moab, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Canyon Country District announced that the oil and gas lease sale planned for Feb. 18, 2014, has been rescheduled for March 25, 2014.  The postponement will provide the time needed to conduct additional environmental analysis.

Based on the new sale date, the BLM expects to release the draft environmental assessment (EA) analyzing a proposal to offer in the Monticello and Moab Field Offices on Oct. 25, 2013.  The EA will then be available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days.

To learn more about BLM-Utah oil and gas lease sales please visit:

https://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/energy/oil_and_gas/oil_and_gas_lease.html.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska.  The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.  The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred.  In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs. 

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