Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, December 10, 2018

Contacts:  Ashley Soltysiak, Sierra Club, (801) 467-9294,
Ryan Beam, Center for Biological Diversity, (928) 853-9929,
Landon Newell, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, (801) 428-3991,
Deeda Seed, Center for Biological Diversity, (801) 803-9892,

Concerned Utahns to Hold Press Conference Tuesday Opposing Oil, Gas Lease Auction Near National Parks, Monuments

SALT LAKE CITY― Opponents of the Trump administration’s plan to lease public lands for fossil-fuel extraction near some of Utah’s most beloved landscapes will hold a press conference Tuesday at the state Capitol.

The Bureau of Land Management wants to allow fracking on 150,000 acres near Canyonlands and Arches national parks, Bears Ears, Canyons of the Ancients and Hovenweep national monuments and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Drilling here will harm popular recreation areas and habitat for sensitive wildlife. The online auction is scheduled Tuesday.

What: Press conference to oppose Tuesday’s oil and gas lease auction of 150,000 acres of public land near national parks and monuments

When: Tuesday, Dec. 11 at noon

Where: Capitol Rotunda, Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Who: Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Center for Biological Diversity


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The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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