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Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Statement on BLM Postponing Oil and Gas Lease Sale in Utah

WASHINGTON - Statement from Policy Director Jason Kowalski:

"This is one of the next big climate fights. Climate activists, members of Congress, indigenous leaders and others are all coalescing around the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground in order to prevent catastrophic climate change. That's especially true on federal lands--our public property should be used for the public good, not climate destruction. Peddling fossil fuel leases ahead of the Paris climate talks is like handing out cigarettes before keynoting a conference on lung cancer. The protests in Salt Lake City are just the beginning."


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