User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Drilling
Last updated: Aug 26 2016 15:13 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Meet the NASA scientist keeping an eye on California’s drought 26.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Senior scientist Jay Famiglietti’s research looks at the West and the world’s dwindling water resources.
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Environmentalists fight feds for hiding climate harm of public lands drilling in west 26.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmentalists have launched a legal fight challenging federal government leasing to oil and gas companies of nearly 400,000 acres of public land in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.
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Roger Steen: Increased setbacks needed 17.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
On page 5 of the Aug. 9 Steamboat Today, there is a notification from Bureau of Land Management to Northwest Colorado of another planned 100,000 acre oil and gas lease sale, scheduled for May 2017. Seventeen-thousand acres of this sale are to be in Routt County and 91 percent are split estates, meaning that the surface property owner is different from the hydrocarbon resource owner. The associated maps show most of the leasing to be about one mile west of Oak Creek in townships 3N, 86W; 4N, 86W, and 5N, 86W, and about one mile south of Milner in township 6N, 86W. The maps are found at blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/oilandgas/oil_and_gas_lease/2017/may_2017_lease_sale.html . This BLM sale is driven by industry’s request for these federal resources to be put up for sale, which indicates that the industry is not dead but is positioning itself for more drilling and production when production becomes economical again. The single most contentious landowner issue related to oil and gas wells and production is ...
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Obama's environmental legacy: Some 24 national monuments 16.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The race is on to win President Barack Obama’s attention as he puts some final touches on his environmental legacy. Conservation groups, American Indian tribes and federal lawmakers are urging his administration to preserve millions of acres as national monuments. Such a designation often prevents new drilling and mining on public lands, or the construction of new roads and utility lines. The flurry of activity is creating enthusiasm — and tensions — in several parts of the country.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Fossil fuel appetites, nature needs clash in nation’s most-visited public forest 14.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
Federal land managers overhauling the framework for potential new oil and gas development in western Colorado have hashed out a compromise canceling access on the Thompson Divide while allowing drilling on 46 square miles of surrounding forest.
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Don’t let Bears Ears go the way of Moab 9.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Industrial tourism has transformed the town. Bears Ears doesn’t have to suffer the same fate.
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Outdoor Retailer panel counters Utah mindset, says protected public lands good for politics, economy 4.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Some 143 million Americans recreated outdoors last year, many of them enjoying the West’s famous, publicly owned natural landscapes. That’s more than the number of people who voted in the 2012 presidential election and more than half the U.S. population — so political candidates who advocate reducing or eliminating protections on public lands do so at their peril. That was the key message at a panel discussion hosted Wednesday during the opening day of the Outdoor Retailer summer trade show in... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Editorial: Herbert discounts local input when it doesn't favor drilling 2.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s elected leaders are all about local control, local decision-making and local input into decisions made by the federal government. Until they aren’t. The official reaction from the administration of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to the locally driven Moab Master Leasing Plan demonstrates that what the governor is mostly in favor of is digging holes. Even in places that local leaders would rather leave in more or less pristine shape for the benefit of future generations — and existing recreation ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Photos: Denver Broncos 2016 training camp — Day 2 30.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver Broncos opened the second day of training camp for the 2016 season at Dove Valley on July 28, 2016 in Englewood, Colorado.
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Without Peyton Manning, Broncos training camp attendance dwindles 29.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Fans dressed in orange and blue sprinkled the far hillside, craning their necks to get a look at their favorite players at the Broncos training facility at Dove Valley on Thursday for the first day of training camp.
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U.S. oil, gas applications could drop 40 percent 29.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Billings, Mont. • U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up the permitting process for oil and gas drilling on federal lands to reduce delays, as applications were projected to be down 40 percent in coming years versus their historical average amid an ongoing price slump. Low energy prices already have curtailed domestic energy exploration, driving down revenue. That’s put a crimp in budgets for major energy producing states, including Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota and Montana, which r... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Energy, outdoor industries divided over plan for energy development near Moab 28.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s first master lease plan, which would govern energy development on 785,000 acres of public land around Moab, is nearing completion with the release of a final Environmental Impact Statement identifying a preferred vision for balancing mineral extraction and recreation near two of Utah’s iconic parks. By year’s end, the Bureau of Land Management hopes to finalize its Moab plan, one of five master lease plans, or MLPs, it has proposed for scenic lands in Utah specifying where oil and gas and...
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‘Keep It in the Ground’ prompts online oil and gas leasing auctions 20.7.2016 Current Issue
Protests against drilling on public lands continue.
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House passes bill to push abandoned mine cleanup 7.7.2016 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Abandoned mine land reclamation took a step forward in Congress this week as the House passed the “Bureau of Land Management Foundation Act,” which aims to set up funds to clean up abandoned mine sites. The bill, introduced by Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., would create the Energy and Minerals Reclamation...
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BLM poised to OK 5,750 new wells for Utah oilfield 29.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Bureau of Land Management last week wrapped up a six-year environmental analysis of a massive infill drilling program for the Uinta Basin’s Monument Butte unit, which holds the state’s largest proven oil reserves. Under the BLM’s preferred alternative, Newfield Exploration Co. would, over a period of 16 years, drill all 5,750 oil and gas wells it proposed. That plan relies on directional drilling to reduce the project’s footprint in an already affected field covering 119,000 acres south of M... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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YoPreps roundup: Jake Moretti possibly out for senior season, Dylan McCaffrey leads locals on 2017 ESPN 300 & more 24.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A weekly roundup of high school sports news and interesting tidbits from around Colorado for the week of June 23, 2016.
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Judge's fracking ruling supports Utah's position 23.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Obama administration on Wednesday decried a ruling by a federal judge that blocks rules for hydraulic fracturing, saying the decision prevents regulators from using “21st-century standards” to ensure that oil and gas operations are conducted safely on public lands. The states of Utah, Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming oppose the rules involving hydraulic fracturing, which involves injecting a mixture of water, sand and chemicals underground to increase production from oil and g...
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The long-term harm of natural gas 21.6.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
Expanding natural gas may offer short-term economic benefits, but at a great price to our land, climate and long-term economic well-being.
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On the comic-book verge of virtual reality 18.6.2016 Denver Post: Business
Virtual reality is leaving no page unturned, including the comic-book pages. On Friday at Denver Comic Con, a team of art students from the Rocky Mountain Collage Art+Design shared a glimpse into a virtual reality comic book project that immerses readers in the 2-D world of a graphic novel.
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"The well needs to be plugged" -- Utah goes after nonproducing oil wells on federal leases 10.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
For years, the Government AF 1 gas well has sat idle and rusting on Burt and Christine DeLambert’s ranch on the southern rim of Utah’s East Tavaputs Plateau. Questar has pulled out the pipeline that served that end of the aging gas field known as the Seep Ridge unit, whose production has slowed to the point that continued operations are no longer a paying proposition. Yet despite rules requiring energy companies to plug and reclaim wells after several years of no production, Hot Rod Oil has don...
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