Long the subject of controversy over oil and gas development, there was new hope for the Roan Plateau in 2014 when conservation and sportsmen’s groups settled a lawsuit with the oil and gas industry to balance conservation and energy development on the Roan.
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
Over the past year the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has come a long way in modernizing the way public lands are managed. The Wilderness Society’s annual Comparative Analysis for Performance Excellence (CAPE) awards acknowledge the work the agency has done from protecting places wh
Specifically, the proposal is designed to ensure that the American people are receiving their fair share from the sale of publicly owned resources and modernize how we as a country manage energy development.
Today, that work is focused on developing a Regional Mitigation Strategy that will help offset the negative environmental impacts of future oil and gas development in the reserve under the IAP, which allows industry access to 72 percent of the reserve’s economically recoverable oil.
In a letter to the Secretary of the Interior, Balderas calls for prompt completion of a Bureau of Land Management rule to reduce waste of natural gas and methane emissions from production on federal lands.