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Bureau of Land Management

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

Ann Morgan | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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...

Judge To Rule Next Week On Controversial Fracking Case

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge plans to decide next week whether to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be us...

Cliven Bundy Claims Standoff Was A Spiritual Battle

AP | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy claims the April confrontation between the federal government and his armed supporters was part ...

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.

Cliven Bundy Must Be Held Accountable For Standoff, Officials Say

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held ac...

Lawsuit Seeks Details Of Standoff At Cliven Bundy's Ranch

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY, June 12 (Reuters) - An advocacy group for public employees sued the Bureau of Land Management on Th...

Creeping Bundyism: The Next BLM Showdown Could Take Place In Utah

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's war against federal officials may have suffered a racist meltdown of epic proportions, but his cause against government-...

Cliven Bundy's Clan Warns 'It's Criminal Complaint Time' Against The Feds

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his followers began their latest step against the feds on Friday. In a Thursday Facebook note, the Bundy Ranch decl...

Kate Sheppard

From Bundy To The Keystone XL: Where's The Property Rights Outrage Here?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has become something of a folk hero among the anti-government, pro-property rights crowd, thanks to his re...

Cliven Bundy and the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Those tempted to write off the standoff at the Bundy Ranch as little more than a show of force by militia-minded citizens would do well to reconsider their easy dismissal of this brewing rebellion.

Kate Sheppard

Democratic Congressman Wants Federal Investigation Into ALEC-Backed Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ranking member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation wants the Department of Inte...

'Serious Concern' For Safety As Ranchers, Militia Protest For Land Rights

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a r...