An update on the continuing battle over the Roan Plateau.
It turns out Interior Secretary Ken Salazar does have the authority to cancel oil and gas leases on the Roan.
That’s according to an attorney representing environmental groups challenging the leases.
Last week, Salazar ruled out withdrawing leases for more than 50,000 acres of public land on the plateau.
An attorney with EarthJustice says Salazar can cancel the leases if he determines they were illegal or improper.