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BLM seeking comment on Wyo. uranium mine

December 6, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a new uranium mine proposed for Fremont County.

The BLM held a public meeting on the Cameco uranium mine on Riverton on Tuesday. Another was planned Wednesday evening in Lander.

Cameco is planning to do in-situ mining, in...

Garfield County to protest BLM oil shale decision

December 6, 2012

Garfield County commissioners agreed Tuesday to file a formal protest with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management over its recent decision to reduce the amount of acreage available in northwest Colorado for oil shale leasing.

The protest letter, along with what's known as a Request for...

GOP proposes selling public land to reduce deficit

December 6, 2012

The outdoor industry's main trade group today blasted a Republican proposal to sell off federal lands as part of a year-end deficit reduction package.

The Outdoor Industry Association said the proposal last week by Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) would reduce...

Report links federal protections to job growth in West

December 3, 2012

The West's abundance of public land open to fishing, hiking and skiing is a big part of the region's significant job growth as other areas struggle to attract top employees, according to a study released yesterday by an independent research group.

The report, "West Is Best: Protected...

BLM, state regulators approve major Nev. molybdenum project

November 29, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management and state regulators have issued all the permits needed for construction of a large molybdenum mining project in central Nevada.

Colorado-based General Moly Inc.'s Mount Hope site is said to contain more than 1 billion pounds of proved and probable reserves...

Stateline Solar Farm Draft EIS released

November 27, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management for the second time this month has taken a major step toward approving another commercial-scale solar power project to be built in Southern California.

BLM released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on Friday for the 300-megawatt Stateline Solar...

BLM OKs hundreds of oil and gas wells in eastern Wyo.

November 27, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management Casper Field Office has approved three drilling projects that could bring as many as 444 new oil and natural gas wells to eastern Wyoming.

The federal agency on Wednesday released decision records and findings of no significant impact for three projects — the...

Enviros challenge BLM on water, air impacts of SW Colo energy leases

November 26, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management released a final environmental assessment for the leasing of 12 parcels covering more than 12,000 acres in Southwest Colorado. But local environmental groups involved in the issue said the agency’s decision and its assessment process failed to fully analyze...

BLM extends comment deadline on White River oil and gas plan

November 26, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment deadline for its draft White River Field Office Oil and Gas Resource Management Plan Amendment an additional 45 days, to Jan. 28, 2013.

In August, the BLM released for public review and comment a draft plan outlining multiple...

Interior protects 9.6M acres as spotted owl habitat, touts 'ecological' logging

November 21, 2012

The Obama administration today released a final rule setting aside 9.6 million acres of critical habitat for the federally threatened northern spotted owl, a species whose population continues to slide despite decades of conservation efforts.

The final rule reduces the amount of lands in...

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