Salazar: No drilling near Utah parks

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he does not support oil and gas drilling near several famed locations in Utah.

According to the Deseret News, Salazar told Congress Wednesday that Arches and Canyonlands national parks, along with Dinosaur National Monument, are important treasures that must be protected.

Salazar's department is currently reviewing 77 canceled oil and gas leases in southern Utah to determine if they should go up for sale.

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