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Bureau of Land Management

eBay-Style: Big Oil Group Plots to Exclude Public from Public Lands Bidding

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogAt the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC)'s 2016 meeting in Denver, Colorado this week, a representative fr...

Subsidized to the End: Not Even Corporate Welfare Can Save Big Coal

Ben Jervey | Posted 03.31.2016 | Green
Ben Jervey

This year, two energy companies that have each received billions of dollars in subsidies and financial support from the federal government are going into bankruptcy.

Times are a-changing: Energy portfolios must also change

Ann Morgan | Posted 03.22.2016 | Green
Ann Morgan

We commend Secretary Jewell for taking a comprehensive look at an outdated and subsidized resource program and for integrating the goals of sound and sustainable land management with the President's goals to address climate change.

Dethroning Old King Coal

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 01.16.2016 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

For more than 30 years, I have been unearthing problems with the way the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sells coal that belongs to the American people. Rather than serving the interests of the American taxpayer and the climate, the federal program has done what's best for coal companies.

What Bundy and His Merry Militia Can Learn From TransCanada

John Fullerton | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
John Fullerton

Ammon Bundy and his assault-rifle-packing militia took over the Malheur National Refuge in eastern Oregon to kick off the New Year. Their gripe appears to be the Federal Government's pesky grazing regulations interfering with their "right" to earn a profit off government land. Gonna' be a showdown at the last chance corral I guess.

The Invasive Species-Eastern Oregon and Right Wing Fever

Matthew Ebert | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Matthew Ebert

Militia groups have been active in the Northwest for decades. What they want is an overthrow of federal authority and a return to old-school traditional family values.

Playing the Government's Game: When It Comes to Violence, We All Lose

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system's game. The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick you...

The President's Policy on Mitigation: It May Be Confusing, But it Is a Step Forward

Ann Morgan | Posted 11.13.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

Last week President Obama ordered five federal agencies to ensure that development on national public lands results in a net benefit, or at a minimum no net loss, of land, water, wildlife and other ecological resources.

We We Must Keep Working To End Horse Slaughter

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 11.06.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Horse slaughter for human consumption is, for the moment, effectively prohibited on U.S. soil. But this prohibition has to be renewed annually in the federal appropriations bill.

Report Confirms Mass Slaughter Of Wild Horses During Reign Of Ken Salazar

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 10.26.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

These fertility programs work, and the inertia to keep doing things the same old way must end. How many more scandals and reports can this agency endure before it brings fundamental change to this program?

Ten Ways Those Who Want to Give Your Land Away are Misleading You

Ann Morgan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

It is hard to imagine that anyone would believe the fallacies peddled by the American Lands Council trying to convince politicians to give away our pu...

Transferring National Lands to the States Is the Wrong Policy Solution

Ann Morgan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) recently released a report that found state lands managed for school trust purposes earn higher revenue than our national public lands managed by such agencies as the U.S. Forest Service.

A Way of Life: Juan Palma's Leadership on Public Lands

Rod Torrez | Posted 06.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Juan Palma, a warm, friendly and highly respected leader in managing public lands, who retired last month after five years as the State Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah.

Kate Sheppard

Department Of Interior Issues New Rules For Fracking On Public Lands

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior released new rules for hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands in the United States on Friday, t...

Tres Rios: A Crime in Progress Against Land and People

Rod Torrez | Posted 05.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

There are so many reasons to protect this land and, yet, the chorus of public voices calling for protection of agricultural lands, recreational areas and cultural and natural treasures apparently means nothing when set against the clamor of industry, and its drive for temporary gain.

Do We Take the Beauty of the Open Road for Granted?

Ann Morgan | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

The next time you take a road trip, remember to thank those who thought creatively about conservation and the connection between people and nature.

Kate Sheppard

White House Unveils Plan to Cut Methane Emissions 40-45 Percent In Next Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House announced on Wednesday that it is setting new goals for reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas sector, aiming to ...

This Land Is Our Land

Paul Allen | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Paul Allen

Our global climate is warming due to the unprecedented amounts of carbon dioxide we are emitting through the combustion of fossil fuels.

A Primer for the New Congress

Llewellyn King | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Welcome to Washington, new members of Congress. It is a city of museums, statues, self-importance and arcane ways.

President Obama Should Embrace Disclosure of Climate Damage

Earthjustice | Posted 12.24.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

It should be standard procedure for the federal government to disclose and pay real attention to the costs of carbon pollution of all of their actions -- before the costs to everyone on Earth become unbearably high.

It Might Not Sound Sexy, But It's the Future of Our Public Lands

Ann Morgan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Ann Morgan

These decisions are crucial to those who live in nearby communities, hunt and fish and camp on public lands, cherish and record the vast archeological resources hidden there, or make their living ranching or outfitting on public lands.

Kate Sheppard

Senators Call On Obama To Regulate Methane Emissions From Oil And Gas Development

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen senators are pressing the Obama administration to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas production, arguing that addressin...

Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Steve Horn | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.

Burrowing in on Wild Horse and Burro Management

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The government has been rounding up and removing horses and burros, ostensibly to control these wild populations and minimize their ecological impact. In the process, the feds have been building a captive equine population now in the tens of thousands, at short-term and long-term holding facilities.

It Could Be Worse, It Could Be China

Ellis Richard | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Ellis Richard

There is an open window for smart planning that can go a long way in protecting the values of national parks from damage caused by unplanned or badly planned oil and gas development on neighboring BLM lands. But this window won't remain open long.