A new multi-state plan for the greater sage-grouse could include conservation measures to protect more than 50 million acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land that provides critical habitat for the species. Secretary Sally Jewell announced the plan on May 28 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
First is the nominee for Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals in the Department of Interior. President Obama has nominated Janice Schneider, a veteran of the department, to fill the position that has been vacant for more than 2 years.
April 12, 2013 letter to Members of Congress in support of the Department of the Interior’s New Energy Frontier initiative for renewable energy. The Department of the Interior’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request is $96.9 million for this program.
Early last week, the Bureau of Land Management released a list of 17 wind, solar, and geothermal project applications that the agency will prioritize in 2012, representing about 7,000 MW of renewable energy.