Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Plan to Lease Utah Public Land for Fracking

Dec 17, 2020

Last week, A federal judge overturned the Trump administration’s plan to lease more than 60,000 acres of public land for fracking in northern Utah’s Uintah Basin, including areas near Dinosaur National Monument.  The judge ruled that the Bureau of Land Management violated the law by refusing to consider alternatives to leasing all 59 parcels.  Taylor McKinnon, a senior campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity joins Chris and Nell on this week's This Green Earth to talk about this decision and what the Biden administration plans to do with respect to leasing of public lands for fossil fuel extraction in the first part of the show.