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Interior panel lets Wyoming coal leasing move ahead

November 5, 2010

A federal appeals board has denied a request by environmental groups concerned about climate change to delay selling coal leases at two surface mines in northeast Wyoming's Powder River Basin.

Sale of the leases next to Foundation Coal's Belle Ayr Mine and Peabody Group's Caballo Mine...

Program aims to restore Nevada's rangeland

November 4, 2010

Millions of acres are charred by wildfire. Millions more covered by invading grass. Elsewhere, pinyon-juniper trees are creeping downhill, overrunning a landscape that should be dominated by sagebrush.

Nevada's rangeland, simply put, is in trouble.

"We've got some pretty big...

Company applies to drill in the Upper Missouri River Breaks

November 2, 2010

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on an application by a Texas-based company to drill a natural gas well in the Bullwhacker Coulee area of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

An Ohio-based company also is close to filing an application to drill...

Wyoming wild horse roundup effort grows

November 3, 2010

A massive, ongoing wild horse roundup in southwest Wyoming is getting bigger.

Federal cowboys will gather an additional 157 wild horses on top of the nearly 2,000 excess animals the agency originally targeted for removal from two large herd management areas in eastern Sweetwater County....

Utah county sues federal government for road control

November 2, 2010

Kane County is suing to gain control of dozens more roads — including Hole-in-the-Rock — after the federal government agreed to cede several roads to the southern Utah county earlier this year.

The county filed suit Friday against the federal government in U.S. District Court in Salt...

Mineral rights not included in state's bid for Ortiz Ranch

October 26, 2010

The state's proposed purchase of the Ortiz Mountain Ranch to expand Cerrillos Hills State Park and launch a wild-horse sanctuary won't include the mineral rights. 

BLM backs wild-horse sanctuary

October 26, 2010

The head of the federal Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Program supports a plan for a proposed mustang sanctuary in New Mexico near Cerrillos and said it could serve as a model for other states. 

Oil, gas lease sales to resume in Dakotas, Montana

October 25, 2010

Federal oil and gas lease sales in the Dakotas and Montana will resume in December, more than six months after the Bureau of Land Management halted bids because of pressure from environmental groups.

BLM greenlights Desolation Road gas wells in Wyoming

October 21, 2010

A plan for two exploratory wells near the environmentally sensitive Adobe Town southwest of Wamsutter is in compliance with federal regulation, according to the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management.

Energy group sues over oil-gas lease backlog in Wyoming, Rocky Mountain region

October 19, 2010

The petroleum industry sued the federal government Monday to try to force action on a backlog of hundreds of unissued federal oil and gas leases in the Rocky Mountain region.

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