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Conservationists Opposed To Plans to Allow Oil And Gas Leases In Ruby Mountains

Tribes, outdoor hobbyists and environmentalists are standing in opposition to the Bureau of Land Management’s bids to allow oil and gas leases in the Ruby Mountains and parts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 

The Nevada Independent reports the BLM asked the U.S. Forest Service to look into the feasibility of oil and gas leasing in the area earlier this year. 

A BLM spokesman says auctions are unlikely to happen before 2019.