The Bureau of Land Management has finalized new rules for siting renewable power projects on public land. Surprisingly, the rules enjoy bipartisan support.
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Fracking Update: Fed Loosens Chemical Disclosure Rules, A New Study Predicts Fracking Fluids Can Spread to Aquifers In a 'Few Years'
In the never ending battle between regulators and the fracking industry’s biggest players, yesterday proved to be another victory for industry profits over public safety interests, as the Obama admin … [Read full article]
Protecting a Strange and Valuable Bird
I would venture a guess to say that the vast majority of Americans have never heard of the sage grouse, let alone seen one. Sage grouse used to be one … [Read full article]
New Grand Canyon Uranium Mines Get Pollution Permits
Three proposed uranium mines near Grand Canyon have been issued with air and water pollution permits by the Arizona Department for Environmental Quality.
However the permits appear to be dangerously unenforceable and contain no remediation measures should the permitted pollution be exceeded.
"Tug-O-War" Oil and Gas Lease Sites Must Past Tribal Test
Oil and gas leases have been a hot topic for a long time, especially since the controversial disruption of a BLM land sale by student activist Tim DeChristopher in Salt Lake City this past December. The sale which, according to some, was a midnight move by the Bush administration found itself floundering when an unknown bidder (DeChristopher) won parcel after parcel of land. Since December the leased parcels have been pulled back and forth between the BLM and the Interior, between developers and nature-lovers.
Dodging Development: Conservation Group Reaches an Agreement Over Leased Land
Salt Lake City, UT – The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) announced that on May 28, 2009 an agreement was made with Equity Oil Company (“Equity”) concerning oil and gas … [Read full article]
Paving Wilderness: Peril in Utah's Book Cliffs
Utah’s Book Cliffs exist as one of the largest expanses of land in the lower 48 states without a paved highway. The BLM, however, is considering a project that would … [Read full article]
Conservation Coalition Protests Utah BLM Lease Auction: 100,000 Acres of Public Land for Oil and Gas Development
A coalition of conservation groups has just filed a formal protest opposing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decision to auction off 100,000 acres of public lands for oil and … [Read full article]