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.
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) launched a 30-day public comment on Friday (Sept. 22) for a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) and a Determination of National Environmental Policy Act Adequacy (DNA) that evaluates about 51,400 acres of federal minerals in southeastern Utah for oil and gas leasing. The proposal includes 43 parcels in Grand and San Juan counties. The EA, DNA, maps and lease stipulations are available for review online, where comments may be submitted by Oct. 23. BLM received more than 500 comments during the public scoping period to identify issues to be addressed in the environmental documents. Comments also may be submitted via email at BLM_UT_MB_Comments@blm.gov, or by mail to BLM Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532. For more information, contact Doug Rowles at (435) 259-2100.
The first of 29 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations planned for transit agencies across Pennsylvania through an $84.5 million public private partnership opened on Thursday, roughly one year after the deal was finalized.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Monday launched a public comment period for a proposed oil and natural gas leasing sale in December that covers 28 parcels in northwestern Colorado within the Piceance Basin.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reissued 50 existing nationwide permits (NWP), general conditions (GC) and definitions on Friday, a process completed every five years that the corps said will streamline the requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
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.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has appealed the state Commonwealth Court’s decision last month totemporarily stay parts of the agency’s regulatory overhaul for shale producers so it may consider a lawsuit filed by the industry.
The final rule to reduce natural gas venting and flaring from oil and gas operations on public and Indian lands, issued Tuesday by the Department of Interior, drew an immediate lawsuit by two industry groups, which claim the broad air quality regime goes beyond any authority granted by Congress.
Environmental group Sustainable Medina County (SMC) filed a motion Monday asking FERC to complete a supplemental draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed Nexus Gas Transmission LLC pipeline.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) faces a series of reforms after Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing last Thursday of five legislative measures (AB 2168, SB 62, SB 215, SB 512, and SB 661) all aimed at changing the way the semi-independent regulatory body does its business.