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100+ Climate Activists Protest BLM Oil, Gas Auction in Utah


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100+ Climate Activists Protest BLM Oil, Gas Auction in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - More than 100 climate activists carrying signs, banners and theatrical bidders’ paddles rallied today at the Bureau of Land Management’s fossil fuel auction at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, urging President Obama to “Keep It in the Ground.” The BLM’s “climate auction,” as protesters dubbed it, allowed industry to bid on more than 45,000 acres of publicly owned oil and gas in Utah — which harbor an estimated 1.87 million tons of potential greenhouse gas pollution.

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