The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to change how public lands are managed to put conservation on equal footing as other uses, including oil and natural gas extraction. The BLM plan for conservation leasing would entail a time-limited lease of public land that allows interested organizations to conduct specific restoration or mitigation activities.…
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The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has finalized a supplemental environmental review of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a key step in resolving a permitting setback that has prevented construction on a small portion of the project routed through the Jefferson National Forest. Late last week, the USFS released a final supplemental environmental impact statement for…
Eclipse Resources Corp. again added acreage in Ohio’s Monroe County last week after bidding successfully during the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s latest auction for leases in the Wayne National Forest (WNF).
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Thursday auctioned another 1,147 acres in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest for oil and natural gas development, earning more than $5.1 million that will be distributed between the state and federal government.
Four environmental groups have notified the federal government that they intend to sue over its decision to auction oil and gas leases in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest (WNF), contending that federal agencies violated the Endangered Species Act.
A focus of oil/natural gas industry and environmental tensions for years, the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming became a last stand for the Obama administration recently as U.S. Forest Service (USFS) officials took steps to protect 40,000 acres within the national forest from potential oil/gas leasing.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auctioned 17 parcels of land in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest last week to four oil and gas companies that paid about $1.7 million.
In a move by the Obama administration to suspend pending litigation from conservation groups, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is halting new oil and natural gas leasing throughout the Los Padres National Forest in the southern half of California.
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) said it “is concerned” that two proposed Appalachia-to-Southeast natural gas pipelines would traverse steep slopes subject to erosion, and it has asked its backers to submit additional information as it considers issuing special use permits for the projects.
After years of delays, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proceeding with a competitive oil and gas lease sale for 33 parcels in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest.