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.
The wind and solar leasing rule would improve how wind and solar energy projects are approved on public lands – and ultimately establish a framework for a stable and long lasting program for clean energy.
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.