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95-mile natural gas pipeline approved

September 17, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management has approved construction of a 95-mile natural gas liquids pipeline that will help meet the long-term demands of regional energy producers and in the short term employ hundreds of construction personnel.

Enterprise Mid-America Pipeline is expected to start...

Interior head talks energy, conservation in Colo.

September 17, 2012

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar outlined an expanded "all of the above" strategy for balancing conservation of public lands with increased domestic energy production.

"We see energy independence within our grasp," Salazar said in a speech to about 180 participants in a symposium at the...

Wyo. governor asks Interior to scale back fracking rules

September 14, 2012

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) has asked that a proposed federal hydraulic fracturing rule be scaled back or abandoned altogether.

The rule, proposed by the Bureau of Land Management, would require petroleum companies to disclose what chemicals they inject into the ground during the hydraulic...

Groups want Utah gov to end federal ‘land grab’

September 14, 2012

Environmentalists and an outdoor retailer demanded Wednesday that Gov. Gary Herbert stop Utah’s bid to claim federal lands, calling it harmful to Utah’s image and tourism economy.

But the governor’s spokeswoman, Ally Isom, said that the governor is looking to ensure the use of the public...

With court ruling on disputed Utah leases, focus shifts to BLM plans

September 10, 2012

A three-and-a-half-year battle over the Obama administration's cancellation of 77 oil and gas leases in Utah may finally be settled, but a broader war over the future of millions of acres of public lands in the state appears far from finished.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals'...

SW Colo. energy development proposed

September 4, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management has released a preliminary environmental assessment of more than 12,000 acres in Southwest Colorado that are potentially set to be leased for natural-gas and oil development. Eight of the 12 parcels, encompassing 10,761 acres, are located in La Plata County near...

Federal land managers seek reversal of their approval of 400 Colo. gas wells

August 28, 2012

Federal land managers have asked a judge to reverse their own approvals of around 400 gas wells in Garfield County, and to send back the drilling plans for further environmental analysis. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday filed a motion in U.S. District Court asking Judge John Kane...

BLM proposal to lease parcels in Colo.'s pristine South Park draws fire

August 28, 2012

A coalition of conservation groups and a Colorado county say the Bureau of Land Management is ignoring their concerns about the environmental and health risks of offering six parcels in the pristine South Park region for oil and natural gas leasing next year.

The Colorado Wildlife...

Wind power company moves turbines to avoid birds

August 22, 2012

Wind energy company NaturEner USA LLC said it would relocate 25 towers of a 126-tower wind farm under construction in order to avoid disrupting raptor nests.

NaturEner and Montana Audubon made the announcement last week at the $400 million Rim Rock Wind Farm. The towers will be moved away...

‘Time out’ called on Mountain States transmission line

August 16, 2012

NorthWestern Energy officials have told multiple federal agencies to stop their work on a controversial power line, halting progress on the project for the time being.

The company has been frustrated by a process that has come no closer to completion after four years and $14 million in...

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