Sitting Pretty: The numbers show that the oil and gas industry is flourishing on our federal lands, while sitting on thousands of unused drilling permits and tens of millions of acres of idle federal leases.
These comments were submitted by The Wilderness Society addressing the Bureau of Land Management's programmatic environmental assessment for organized group activities along the Hole-in-the-Rock Road in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
In a disappointing move today, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced a revised approach to managing wilderness-quality lands in light of the funding limitation placed on Secretarial Order 3310, also known as the Wild Lands Policy.
When did it become open season on our open spaces? First, Congress slashed conservation and environmental programs. Then we saw a backroom deal that stopped the BLM’s new Wildlands policy in its tracks.
Our western wild lands were dealt a heavy blow recently when Congress passed a bill to fund the federal government through the remainder of fiscal year with a provision that prohibits the use of funds to implement the Bureau of Land Management’s