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Gigantic Oil and Gas Lease Sale Begins in Wyoming

Feb. 25, 2019, 11:49 PM

More than three-quarters of a million acres in Wyoming is available for drilling after the Bureau of Land Management opened an auction Feb. 25 for oil and gas leases on 568 parcels of public land.

The competitive, internet-only sale of oil and gas leases on 768,942 acres in the state will end March 1, the BLM said, and is open to the public, although bidders must be registered on the BLM’s web site.

The BLM dismissed complaints by the Wilderness Society, the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club, and other ...