- In total, the administration is opening up 114,050 acres of public land to oil and gas drilling
- Leases are within 0.4 miles of Canyonlands National Park, 4 miles of Arches National Park, 3 miles of Capitol Reef National Park, and 0.7 miles of the original boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument
- Leases are also within 5 miles to Dead Horse Point State Park, and within 0.1 miles of the Green River.
- Leases also encompass lands with wilderness characteristics including Duma Point, Goldbar Canyon, Hatch Canyon, Horse Thief Point, Hunters Canyon and Labyrinth Canyon areas. These are areas that appear natural (i.e., are free from signs of human development), and provide outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive types of recreation (e.g., hiking, camping, and hunting).
Contact: Liam Kelly, National Parks Conservation Association, 213-814-8666, email@example.com Landon Newell, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, 801.428.3991, firstname.lastname@example.org Salt Lake City, UT – The Trump administration has released its proposal to open up more than 110,000 acres of public land to oil and gas drilling, most of which lies in southern Utah near Canyonlands, Arches and Capitol Reef national parks.