As with last month’s oil and gas lease sale in Utah, the BLM has now postponed its December 10th oil and gas lease sale of nine parcels in Arkansas and Michigan.  Although the BLM gave no reason for the postponement, environmental activists had announced that they were planning to challenge the oil and gas lease sale in an effort “to keep fossil fuels in the ground.”  The environmental groups opposed to oil and gas development have hailed the BLM’s postponement of the December lease sale as a victory.  If correct, this would be the second time in less than a month that environmental groups forced the BLM to postpone an oil and gas lease sale.