Story | Jan 16, 2013 | 6:33 PM
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Story | Jun 26, 2013 | 4:30 PMIn December 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher impulsively — and successfully — bid on 12 parcels of land in southern Utah whose oil and drilling rights were being auctioned off by the Bureau of Land Management under outgoing President George W. Bush. That might have been OK had DeChristopher planned to pay for and exploit the properties. But the 27-year-old preservationist was actually at the sale as part of a peaceful protest against the fossil fuel industry when he was randomly handed a bidder's paddle: No. 70.
Story | Dec 14, 2011 | 4:36 PM
In the first auction of Gulf-based leases since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, BP submitted 11 high bids for drilling leases.
Story | Jan 9, 2012 | 4:37 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Monday a final decision to impose a 20-year ban on new mining claims on 1 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon.
Story | Jan 10, 2012 | 9:38 PM
Mt. Rainier National Park ranger Margaret Anderson is remembered as "a hero" who died protecting visitors at the park. Anderson was slain trying to stop Benjamin Barnes, who blew through a tire-chain checkpoint on New Year's Day.