Anadarko Petroleum

Environment & Public Lands
3:15 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Agreement Reached to Delay Drilling in Book Cliffs

Bogart Canyon in Utah's Book Cliffs
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

  Utah’s governor has struck a deal with an oil company to hold off on drilling in an area of the Book Cliffs that’s prized for its wildlife habitat. 

The agreement between Governor Gary Herbert’s office, Anadarko Petroleum and the State Institutional Trust Lands Administration, or SITLA, will allow a lease to go ahead.  But Robin Olsen with Anadarko says they won’t drill in the sensitive Bogart Canyon area before January of 2016.

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