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Protests Don't Stop Land Sale For Fracking


Almost 30 protesters gathered outside the Bureau of Land Management offices on Thursday to protest oil and gas lease sales that could lead to fracking. The area between Austin and Tonopah, called the Big Smokey Valley, has drawn the attention of energy developers.

But protesters fear they may use fracking to extract more oil and gas, and possibly harm the area's water supply. So could the protests ultimately stop the sale? And how will the BLM protect public lands used for fracking?


Chris Rose, spokesman, BLM

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