USBLM planning auctions of leases near Dinosaur & Hovenweep NMons, Chaco Culture NHP

With the Trump administration pushing not just for energy independence, but "energy dominance," the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has been lining up a number of oil and gas lease auctions in the West, including some near Dinosaur National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, and Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

The auction for leases near Dinosaur, located in northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado, is set for this fall and have drawn concern from Utah politicians, who fear any production on the leases could impact tourism to the national monument.

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