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BLM's removal of sensitive Colo. parcels from gas lease sale a 'Band-Aid' solution, say critics

November 21, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management will remove six parcels in Colorado's pristine South Park region from a planned February oil and natural gas lease sale, a victory for activists who have argued that the potential environmental and health impacts of drilling in the region are not worth the risk....

Thieves snatched ancient petroglyphs on BLM cliffs

November 21, 2012

At least four petroglyphs that have been around for more than 3,500 years have been stolen from the cliffs of the Sierra Nevada, federal officials said.

A fifth petroglyph was defaced with deep saw cuts on three sides, and a sixth was removed and then broken and left in a visitor parking...

Taking over public lands a tough, complex task in Utah

November 19, 2012

The Utah Legislature’s controversial plan to transfer millions of federal acres of mountains, desert and grasslands to the state will be extremely complicated to implement and could threaten revenue from the federal government now flowing into the state, according to a new study.

Passed...

Green groups, military interests promote Ariz. conservation plan

November 14, 2012

A proposal backed by environmental groups and military interests in southern Arizona would protect hundreds of thousands of acres -- as well as large swaths of the airspace above them.

The "Sonoran Desert Heritage Proposal," which supporters are crafting with the hope of seeing it...

Desert Harvest Solar Project FEIS released

November 14, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management is nearing final approval of a 135-megawatt solar power plant that would become the fifth commercial-scale solar project to be approved in Southern California's Riverside County since 2009.

BLM has released a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the...

Interior issues final EIS of shale plan in Rocky Mountain West

November 13, 2012

The Obama administration has issued a final environmental review of a plan to significantly trim the amount of land available for oil shale development in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

The final programmatic environmental impact statement would make about 677,000 acres available for...

Public comment opens on wild horse round-up

November 9, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management has been rounding up hundreds of horses in Fremont County this week.

Helicopters are being used to gather the horses, who are then loaded into trailers and taken to corrals. KCWY-TV reports that the mares are being given birth control shots known as PZP....

Native seed shortage hampers wildfire recovery in the West

November 1, 2012

High demand has increased the price and hurt the supply of native seeds needed to replant areas devastated by drought in some areas of the West and wildfires that burned millions of acres of land nationally.

Some agencies reported shortages of sagebrush seed as dry conditions hamper the...

Proposed Colo. project could help power new wells with cleaner electricity, says BLM

November 1, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management is studying a proposal by Xcel Energy Inc. to build an 18-mile high-tower transmission line to handle the anticipated drilling of tens of thousands of new natural gas wells over the next two decades in northwest Colorado's Piceance Basin.

BLM has estimated...

Public denied proper meeting notice, Colo. commission 'acknowledges and admits'

October 16, 2012

Two Colorado citizens groups and a northwest Colorado county have settled a lawsuit challenging the county's involvement in a closed-door meeting last spring with other elected leaders and industry representatives to discuss legal strategies for opposing an Obama administration plan to scale...

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