This evening, the House Republican conference passed a rule change that would make it easier to sell off federal land to states. Current rules requiring spending offsets would be abolished. The change is part of the House rules package.
The federal Bureau of Land Management today is offering approximately 1.4 million acres for oil and gas leasing in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, more than doubling the amount of land already leased in the Western Arctic.
“Today’s decision to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline and to call for a full environmental review of alternative routes is welcome and positive news,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society. “The Army Corps of Engineers is rig
The Wilderness Society applauds the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) finalization today of Wind and Solar Leasing Rule. This rule represents the first effort by the federal government to comprehensively manage wind and solar energy on public lands.