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Why You Need the Internet to Drill

Website EnergyNet is the leading hub for federal land leases | “We have a lot of protesters. You can’t be too careful these days”
The North Sense briefly vibrates when the wearer turns to face north

The Obama administration largely put an end to old-school federal energy auctions last year, just when they were starting to get interesting.

Those barker-and-gavel sessions, long the primary way the Bureau of Land Management sold leasing rights for oil and gas drilling on federal property, had become targets for climate activists. A year ago, a conservationist worried about drilling near her home in Utah paid $2,500 for

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