In its first action to overturn Bush administration policies on energy, the Obama administration on Wednesday said it will cancel oil drilling leases on 100,000 acres near two national parks and other protected areas in Utah.
“I have directed (the department’s) Bureau of Land Management not to accept the bids,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told reporters.
The department will $6 million in bids on the contested parcels of land and will reassess the decision to open the lands to energy exploration, he said.
This means more people will lose their jobs and the price of oil and gas will go up. Another bad decision in a string of awful ones.