Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Forest Service and Department of Energy published a study detailing how the West-wide Energy Corridors (WWEC) for transmission lines and pipelines are being used. The agency also announced a strategy for improving the WWEC through Regional Reviews.
While President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal boosts spending in certain areas and the 2016 appropriations bill included some much needed increases for natural resources and conservation programs, much work remains to be done.
“The proposed guidelines from the Bureau of Land Management governing natural gas waste are a huge step forward toward ensuring public resources on federal lands are used for Americans’ benefit, and not wasted.
The 2016 Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI) draft released by Utah Representative Rob Bishop fails to provide adequate protections for scenic public lands in the state, would undermine bedrock environmental laws and threatens to despoil key public lands.