The Bureau of Land Management is undercharging coal companies for mining rights, costing the U.S. treasury tens of millions of dollars, says the Interior Department's inspector general.
The federal Bureau of Land Management is costing taxpayers a bundle by undervaluing the public coal it sells to industry, an Interior Department watchdog has concluded in a new report. The review, by the Department of Interior’s Inspector General, found that the bureau that oversees energy development on hundreds of millions of acres of public [...]
For years The HSUS has been pressing the Bureau of Land Management to reform its broken wild horse management program. In March 2011, we’d hoped that the BLM had turned a corner and that long-awaited changes in the agency’s failed.....
On May 16, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued new draft rules for fracking (“natural” gas drilling) on public lands. By most accounts, it represents a wholesale sell-out of public health, safety, and climate concerns, in favor of the interests of the natural gas and oil industries. Show More Summary
On May 16, the Obama Interier Department announced its long-awaited rules governing hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on federal lands. As part of its 171-page document of rules, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), part of the U.S. Show More Summary
The Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management just released revised rules governing hydraulic fracturing — fracking — on public lands. They seem to have upset both environmentalists and the industry — we've already received two insta-press releases from both sides criticizing the updated regulations. Show More Summary
The Department of the Interior is about to propose a revised version of rules to govern the practice of hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells on federal lands. The department’s Bureau of Land Management oversees drilling on 700 million acres of land, including almost 60 million acres of private land where the agency owns [...]
The Bureau of Land Management's roundups of wild horses and burros fire strong emotions on both sides of the issue. Here, in their own words, BLM Program Chief Joan Guilfoyle and singer-songwriter Carole King, a wild horse advocate, present their views:
Public criticism of roundups is not limited to wild horses. The Bureau of Land Management also conducts annual “gather” operations to remove “excess” wild burros from herd areas in the West. In this video, advocates for the wild burros document "aggressi …
In what is being hailed as a “landmark ruling”, a federal judge in California has ruled (on April 8, 2013) that federal authorities at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) broke the law when they leased government-controlled land to oil...Show More Summary
On April 8th, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by failing to take the necessary “hard look” at the impact of hydraulic fracturing when it sold oil and gas leases in California. The Northern District of California Court found that when BLM sold [...]
Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management auctioned off over 7,300 blocks of oil and gas exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico. Despite that only 400 of the blocks were bid upon, the government walked away with a nice $1.2 billion...Show More Summary
If a budget is a statement of priorities, then what are we to make of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) recent decision to sign a $6 million contract with a company that provides helicopters for wild horse roundups while cutting back spending at the largest wild horse adoption facility in the country?
Even though spring is fighting to break through, natural resource managers at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) have tried to guarantee that wintering big games herds remained protected as long as possible and have maintained original closure dates as they relate to the Egin-Hamer closure [...]Show More Summary
In spite of sequester, BLM to hire approximately same number of temporary fire personnel as last year Even with the budget sequester reducing their budget by about five percent, the Bureau of Land Management expects to hire approximately 1,000 temporary fire and aviation personnel this fire season. Show More Summary
Do you ever stumble upon notices such as this one that appeared on the BLM website on January 29th: Opportunities to live and work in beautiful northern California outdoor settings are being offered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in volunteer host positions in Trinity County. Along the Trinity River, the BLM needs [...]
New Mexico: bill introduced to transfer National Forests and BLM land to the state A bill has been introduced in New Mexico that would transfer ownership of the National Forests and Bureau of Land Management lands in New Mexico to the state. Representative Yvette Herrell, R-Alamogordo, and Senator Richard C. Show More Summary
Petroglyph panels cut and chiseled off an eastern Sierra rock art site sacred to Native Americans have been recovered by federal investigators, U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials announced Thursday. The suspected thieves have not been identified and the investigation...
This afternoon, in a victory for manufacturers and energy producers the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM)Read the Rest...