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Comments to BLM on Oil and Gas Leasing in Utah

Despite being ordered to provide a more thorough analysis of greenhouse gas emissions by a U.S. district court, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) failed to adequately consider emissions from a number of oil and gas leases in Utah. We submitted comments recommending that BLM use the social cost of carbon to weigh climate impacts and, further, improve its land management decisions by assessing the option value of deferring lease sales.