Groups protest energy leases in Wyoming’s Jack Morrow Hills

GREEN RIVER – The Bureau of Land Management’s plan to offer new energy leases in the Jack Morrow Hills has drawn a formal protest from a coalition concerned about the possible effects of energy development in the area.

The BLM plans a lease sale for April 1 in Cheyenne as part of a new management plan for the area of southwest Wyoming. The agency postponed mineral leasing decisions in the hills in 1997 to draft the new plan.

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