The oil and gas industry wants the public to believe that it needs access to more of our lands, but new statistics released by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on April 11 show the industry isn’t bidding on all of the land offered for lease by the BLM.
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 bill ignores critical funding priorities like the $11 billion backlog of needed maintenance work in the National Park Service and it shortchanges the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has helped millions of Americans to enjoy parks and ball fields in virtually every county in the Unite
I’m a morning person, but even I’ll admit that sometimes it can take a minute or two for me to get going in the early hours. This was not the case one recent May morning in southern Nevada, where heatwave immersed my tent just a few quick minutes after the sun came over the horizon.
Two new efforts to undermine ongoing planning efforts to conserve sage brush habitat and block protections that may be needed for the greater sage grouse have come out of Congress in the past two weeks.
The red rock canyons, expansive mesas, and high-desert rivers near Grand Junction, Colorado are a recreation paradise. Hikers and backpackers find solitude among the canyons and hoodoos, and mountain bikers flock to the area for the world class trails that weave in and out of slot canyons.