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CHEYENNE — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it has nearly cleared a backlog of more than 1,500 unissued oil and gas leases in Wyoming dating back more than two years.

Since last summer, the BLM has issued 1,109 leases and decided to hold off on 222 others.

It plans to decide on the final 170 within a couple weeks . . . .

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