Judge Grills Feds On Pulling Utah Drilling Leases

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday questioned Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's justification for canceling 77 drilling leases sold by the Bush administration around national parks in Utah. A U.S. Justice Department lawyer maintained Salazar had good reason to cancel the leases and that a lease isn't a lease. . . . Full version available to subscribers.