The Latest On: Gas
These southern Utah sites were once off-limits to development. Now, Trump will auction the right to drill and graze there.
Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The Trump administration built their plans on an unlawful foundation. This headlong spree to open up monument lands to extractive industries and development is illegitimate, and could only be done by turning a blind eye to the law and flat out ignoring the Native American tribes for whom Bears Ears is sacred.”
Timothy Preso, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office, Earthjustice: “Oil and gas development on this lease would inflict such a severe blow to the Blackfeet Tribe’s cultural interests that their ability to practice their cultural traditions in this area would be lost.”
Matt Vespa, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "What we appreciate [the CPUC] getting ahead of is how we should be thinking about the gas system in an era of rapidly declining gas demand."
Michael Freeman, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The effect of that [rescinded rule] was to leave all oil and gas development on federal lands in this country subject to really outdated and inadequate federal standards of our lands and our water and our public health.”