Well, what’d ya know. No longer for sale. My daughters will get to see it someday. Yee haa.
A section of whitewater rapids tucked between high cliffs, little-changed since explorer John Wesley Powell boated through in 1896, and a canyon decorated with thousands of ancient rock art panels have been pulled off the auction block by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
For the second time in a week, the bureau announced late Tuesday that it was pulling auction parcels from an expanded oil-and-gas leasing program in Utah. The latest tracts include land inside Nine Mile Canyon and Desolation Canyon on the Green River.
The bureau didn’t say why it was pulling the lease tracts, but the prospect of drilling near Utah’s scenic treasures brought condemnation from conservation groups.
Drill here, drill now, whatever.by