LEASES - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Utah accuses BLM of illegally blocking energy development <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Utah accuses BLM of illegally blocking energy development</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T22:00:45.032-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 10:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Does the Bureau of Land Management have the discretion to preserve wilderness values even on lands that lie outside designated wilderness and wilderness study areas? That question is under debate in yet another expensive lawsuit Utah is litigating against the federal government. Joined by Uintah County and the Utah Association of Counties, the state alleges the BLM has imposed “de facto wilderness management” on unprotected land that agency inventories describe as having “wilderness characterist...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href=""> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:00:45 MDT