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Protesters Tell Feds: 'Keep It in the Ground' at Utah Oil, Gas Lease Sale


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Protesters Tell Feds: 'Keep It in the Ground' at Utah Oil, Gas Lease Sale

SALT LAKE CITY - Dozens of protesters with signs and large banners staged a colorful climate rally today outside of the Bureau of Land Management’s oil and gas lease sale 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 oil and gas leases for more than 6,000 acres of publicly owned land in Utah. Some of the protesters entered the auction venue and were removed by authorities.

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