Salazar gives a mixed decision on reanalysis of tracts wrecked in gas auction by Tim DeChristopher

Eight tracts will not be auctioned; 52 studied more, 17 given up to oil and gas interests-

Tim DeChristopher’s brave disruption of the December 2008 oil and gas lease auction in Utah has resulted in a new decision by the new Secretary of Interior. Politicians and groups are characterizing it in differing fashions according to their political party and interest.

I’d call the decision mixed.

Interior boss says no to drilling on 8 Utah parcels. Auction fallout » Salazar vows to develop oil, gas ‘the right way.’ By Patty Henetz And Thomas Burr. The Salt Lake Tribune

Update. LA Times story on Salazar’s decision. Few Bush-era energy leases are valid, report finds. By Nicholas Riccardi

2 Responses to “Salazar gives a mixed decision on reanalysis of tracts wrecked in gas auction by Tim DeChristopher”

  1. Nathan Hobbs Says:

    I was under the impression that Environmental groups settled the debts owed by Tim DeChristopher on the lease agreements. or did the government refuse to accept them?

  2. Ralph Maughan Says:

    Narthan Hobbs,

    It turns out there was a story today. I didn’t know about until you asked. I just googled his name.

    Legal Cost for Throwing Monkey Wrench Into the System. New York Times.


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