Duchesne County Passes Resolution Opposing Biden Oil and Gas Lease Ban
By Kristin Forbis, Feb 23, 2021
Duchesne County is the latest to show their formal opposition to President Biden’s oil
and gas lease ban on public lands. The Duchesne County Commission passed Resolution # 21-02 during their Commission meeting on Monday. Within the Resolution it states that “Duchesne County decries and condemns the Biden Administration's wholesale disregard manifested in the Executive Order at Section 208 for Utah's State Resource Management Plan and Duchesne County's Resource Management Plan and policies, which call for robust and environmentally responsible oil and natural gas, permitting, extraction and distribution.” The Resolution also urges the Utah Legislature and other Utah counties to pass resolutions opposing and condemning the January 27th ban on public lands oil and natural gas leasing in Utah and across the nation.