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New Natural Resources Republicans wary of wilderness, species protections

December 20, 2010

More than half of the Republican seats in the House Natural Resources Committee will be filled by new members, according to a 27-member roster released this morning by Chairman-elect Doc Hastings (R-Wash.).

The list includes new members from Western states who have questioned proposed...

Concerns about eagles stall Calif. wind farm projects

December 15, 2010

Fears that whirling wind turbines could slaughter protected golden eagles have halted progress on a key piece of the federal government’s push to increase renewable energy on public lands, stalling plans for billions of dollars in wind farm developments.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management...

Group urges BLM to keep solar installations in Utah on low-impact areas

December 15, 2010

The Wilderness Society issued a report Monday praising federal land managers for identifying low-impact areas for solar-energy development but imploring the government to restrict initial public-lands developments to those areas.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will release a draft...

Group fights transmission line route near historic site in Utah

December 14, 2010

Descendants of the Mountain Meadows Massacre are fighting Rocky Mountain Power's proposal to build a 345,000-kilovolt transmission line along a route that will pass near the site of a 1857 massacre of 120 men, women and children in Utah.

BLM offers reward for info on wild horse deaths

December 7, 2010

Federal land managers investigating the fatal shooting of two wild horses in central Idaho are offering a reward for information on the deaths.

The BLM field office in Challis, Idaho, says information leading to an arrest and conviction in the late November shootings could be rewarded...

Groups' plan to buy out energy leases a first in Wyoming

December 6, 2010

A new conservation strategy could debut in Wyoming as a result of a company's preparations to drill gas wells in the Wyoming Range.

Environmentalists are talking about buying out drilling leases in the western Wyoming mountain range. Lease buyouts have occurred elsewhere in the past few...

Wyoming BLM oil and gas leasing practices stir debate

November 22, 2010

The number of oil and gas leases the Bureau of Land Management office in Wyoming will be auctioning off next February will hit a three-year low, according to bureau statistics.

And there's a variety of answers and finger-pointing between the BLM, the energy industry and...

BLM wild-horse gather captures 2,269 in Wyoming

November 17, 2010

Federal cowboys completed one of the largest wild horse roundups in Wyoming history Saturday, gathering 2,269 horses during the month-long capture operations.

Bureau of Land Management wranglers returned 275 horses to the range.

Officials said nine horses died during roundup...

Salazar orders conservation a priority on 27M acres in the West

November 16, 2010

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is ordering federal land managers to consider conservation as the primary focus of some 27 million acres of public lands in the West.

Environmental groups had been seeking the secretarial order to further protect the conservation lands. The order was signed...

Obama's enthusiasm for gas drilling raises eyebrows

November 5, 2010

President Obama's newfound interest in expanded natural gas drilling yesterday surprised many on all sides of the drilling debate, from environmentalists to drillers and even the coal industry.

Representatives of drilling groups said they had no idea that Obama would make natural gas his...

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