Numerically-challenged press release from Dept of Interior #rsrh

The headline is right, but the first paragraph is wrong: “$109,951,644 million” would be an amount 6 times the national debt, or approximately what the projected debt will be at the end of the Obama Administration. Further proof that those “-illion” words and number concepts cause journalists and bureaucrats problems. N.B. This press release has been live on their website since Wednesday.

$110 million is a pretty anemic lease sale. Single tracts have gone for more in the past.

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