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Utah files suit in wild lands issue

May 2, 2011

In an effort to further strengthen opposition to a controversial wild lands decision, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, in conjunction with the Utah Attorney General's Office, filed a lawsuit Friday against Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

The lawsuit challenges Salazar's Secretarial Order 3310,...

BLM clears the way for renewables

April 29, 2011

On public lands, mining claims are staked for more than just the riches hidden underground. Some are made simply to snatch cash from competing users—namely renewable energy developers, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Speculators grab up mining claims in areas considered for...

Forget oil shale, environmentalists urge BLM

April 29, 2011

Environmental activists packed a Salt Lake City meeting hall Tuesday to urge the government to reject oil-shale development in eastern Utah, western Colorado and southwestern Wyoming.

Some industry officials and entrepreneurs said the deposits could unlock the key to U.S. energy...

BLM to hold off on leases near Wyoming's Adobe Town

April 29, 2011

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will hold off on issuing six oil and gas drilling leases near the scenic Adobe Town badlands of southwest Wyoming while it studies the area’s wilderness characteristics.

Adobe Town is a difficult-to-reach desert maze of spires and shallow canyons about...

BLM hears from Coloradans on hydraulic fracturing

April 29, 2011

Federal land managers are trying to balance the risks and rewards of hydraulic fracturing, a process that blasts water, sand and chemicals underground to free natural gas. Industry representatives, regulators and residents offered different views on how it's going at a Bureau of Land Management...

BLM's meetings on oilshale development in the West begin

April 27, 2011

The first of seven meetings in three Western states to get input on potential tar sands and oil shale development began this week in downtown Salt Lake City. Hosted by the Bureau of Land Management, the seven "scoping meetings" are designed to gather comments and analysis that will be...

Utah county pursues wilderness legislation

April 25, 2011

San Juan County’s wilderness bill negotiations, thought dead or dying last year when Utah Republicans booted former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett from office, are on track to yield a compromise this fall.

Former San Juan County Commissioner Lynn Stevens said the county is pressing on with talks...

Judge declines BLM bid for early dismissal of wild horse lawsuit

April 21, 2011

Horse protection advocates claimed a rare legal victory in their larger effort to end federal roundups of free-roaming mustangs on public lands in the West on Wednesday when a judge denied the government's motion to dismiss their lawsuit alleging the gathers are illegal.

U.S. District...

BLM looks to fill 16 seats on advisory councils

April 20, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management in Montana is encouraging members of the public to fill 16 open positions on its western, central and eastern Montana Resource Advisory Councils, which advise the BLM on public land issues.

The deadline for nominations is May 2.

The councils, known as...

Report says mining claims threaten national treasures

April 19, 2011

A rash of recent hardrock mining claims is threatening 10 American natural treasures, including national parks, according to a new report by the Pew Environment Group.

The report, which was issued to coincide with National Park Week, comes amid a push for a Department of the Interior...

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