Leasing

California Opposes BLM Plans to Open 1.2M Acres for Oil, Gas Leasing

In what is expected to prompt another tussle between the state and federal government, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) last week announced plans to open 1.2 million acres in California for oil and gas leasing.

December 17, 2019

Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing in Jeopardy After Wyoming Ruling

Wyoming’s resurgent oil and natural gas production may be in jeopardy after a federal judge on Tuesday ruled against the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for not adequately considering the effects of climate change in authorizing lease sales in the West.

March 21, 2019

Oil and Gas Industry Urges Interior to Expand Next Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program

A coalition of oil and natural gas industry groups, led by the American Petroleum Institute (API), urged the Interior Department to expand the next five-year offshore leasing program by at least evaluating and considering all areas of the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

August 17, 2017

DOI Opening Public Comment Period for More Offshore Oil/Gas Leasing

Following aseries of initiatives outlined on Thursday by President Trump, the Department of the Interior (DOI) readied a public comment period for a new five year offshore leasing program that would open more of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to oil and gas drilling.

June 30, 2017

Obama Administration Halts New Oil, Gas Drilling in California’s Los Padres National Forest

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.

December 8, 2016
Petition, Protests Could Affect Oil/Gas Lease Sale For Ohio National Forest

Petition, Protests Could Affect Oil/Gas Lease Sale For Ohio National Forest

A petition filed by more than 92,000 people in mid-November with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and an administrative appeal filed by environmental groups to stop an oil and gas lease sale in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest (WNF) could impact a scheduled Dec. 13 auction, an official said.

December 1, 2016

Obama Administration Removes Beaufort, Chukchi Seas From 2017-2022 OCS Lease Plan

The Obama administration removed the Beaufort and Chukchi seas from its five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program on Friday but kept 10 potential lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and one in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.

November 18, 2016

House Dems Urge Obama to Prevent Offshore Leasing in Arctic, Atlantic

A coalition of lawmakers in the House of Representatives asked President Obama Wednesday to permanently remove the Atlantic and Arctic oceans from future offshore oil and gas leasing.

September 30, 2016
Industry Says BLM Moab Master Leasing Plan ‘Shutting Down Development’

Industry Says BLM Moab Master Leasing Plan ‘Shutting Down Development’

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a proposed plan that it said provides a balance between energy development and conservation for an area of southeastern Utah, but the oil and gas industry slammed it as “redundant.”

July 26, 2016
BLM Unveils Master Leasing Plan For Utah Canyon Areas

BLM Unveils Master Leasing Plan For Utah Canyon Areas

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a proposed plan that it said provides a balance between energy development and conservation for an area of southeastern Utah, but the oil and gas industry slammed it as “redundant.”

July 22, 2016
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