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BLM to Receive $199M to Manage Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Programs in Trump Proposal

President Trump on Monday proposed allocating $199.3 million to the Interior Department’s energy and minerals management programs, including $139.2 million for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil and natural gas programs.

February 10, 2020

Fossil Fuel Development on Public Lands Major Emissions Source, Says USGS

Burning and extracting fossil fuels on federal lands accounted for nearly one-quarter of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced domestically between 2005 and 2014, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

November 27, 2018

Refineries An Option for Native Americans to Overcome Energy Growth Roadblocks, Says Expert

With numerous roadblocks to energy development on Native American tribal lands, the complex industrial development that accompanies petroleum refineries may be a way for some tribes to get into the energy sector in a big way, according to Denver-based attorney.

April 5, 2017

Trump Picks Montana’s Rep. Zinke to Lead Interior Department

President-elect Donald Trump reportedly plans to nominate Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) as secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI), marking the fourth time a supporter of the oil and gas industry has been picked to fill a position with the incoming administration.

December 14, 2016

BLM Adds Online Land Nominations to Oil/NatGas Leasing Process

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has automated the way members of the public and industry nominate lands for possible oil and natural gas development, the agency said Monday.

November 8, 2016
Ban on Federal Lands Energy Production Would Kill Jobs, Grid Reliability, Report Finds

Ban on Federal Lands Energy Production Would Kill Jobs, Grid Reliability, Report Finds

If policies inspired by “Keep it in the Ground” and other anti-fossil fuel movements lead to a ban on energy production from federal lands and waters, the United States would lose billions in royalties and hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

August 25, 2016

Law Professors, Former Interior Officials Urge Court to Overturn BLM Ruling

Four former high-ranking officials at the Interior Department and nearly 40 law professors are urging an appellate court to overturn a ruling by a federal judge in Wyoming that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) does not have the authority to enforce a rule governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands.

August 23, 2016

Wyoming, Industry Push Back in Senate Hearing on BLM Flaring Rule

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed rules for natural gas flaring and venting on public lands drew skepticism and concern from various state, tribal and industry representatives Thursday during testimony at a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC.

April 15, 2016

Wyoming, Industry Push Back in Senate Hearing on BLM Flaring Rule

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed rules for natural gas flaring and venting on public lands drew skepticism and concern from various state, tribal and industry representatives Thursday during testimony at a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC.

April 15, 2016

Demonstrators Target BLM Colorado Office Seeking Lease Sale Ban

The national campaign to end oil/natural gas lease sales on federally managed public lands focused on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Lakewood, CO, on Thursday. Demonstrators were stationed outside the office for part of the morning in spring-like weather.

February 12, 2016
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