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These guidelines, known collectively as the Wasted Gas Rule, are an important part of a suite of policies enacted over the past few years to update how energy is extracted on public lands.
By Joshua Mantell
A recent ruling by U.S.
Specifically, the report from the Seattle-based Stockholm Environment Institute outlines a path for reducing U.S.
The agency decides how an array of uses and resources--ranging from grazing to energy development, wildlife habitat to wilderness, hunting to off-roading--occur on these lands.
In addition, under Secretary Sally Jewell’s leadership, the Department of the Interior and its Bureau of Land Management have taken significant steps to modernize energy production on the millions of acres of publicly owned land they a