User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Drilling
Last updated: Sep 15 2016 20:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Obama creates first marine national monument in Atlantic 15.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Barack Obama on Thursday established the first national marine monument in the Atlantic, a move that’s designed to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England. The White House said the designation will lead to a ban on commercial fishing, mining and drilling, though a seven-year exception will occur for the lobster and red crab industries. Also, recreational fishing will be allowed within the monument. Thur... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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On oil and gas, diverse Thompson Divide Coalition finds common ground 11.9.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
The members of the Thompson Divide Coalition have set aside their often conflicting perspectives and cultures to focus on a singular communal mission: thwart oil and gas drilling
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California panel leaves coastal land untouched 9.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Newport Beach, Calif. • A long-awaited vote by a California panel will leave a vast, valuable stretch of oil land overlooking the Pacific Ocean virtually untouched for now and without an immediate plan to develop or preserve it. The decision late Wednesday by the California Coastal Commission to deny a proposal to build nearly 900 homes means the 401 acres in Orange County will remain covered with a patchwork of oil wells and coastal shrubs that shelter rare wildlife coveted by residents who yea... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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California panel to weigh use of coastal oil land 8.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Newport Beach, Calif. • Several hundred people packed a hearing on Wednesday about a hotly contested plan to build nearly 900 homes and a hotel on a stretch of Southern California coastline long used for oil drilling that now provides critical habitat for owls and other wildlife. Many of the homes would have sweeping ocean views and sell for more than $1 million, according to the developers. Opponents carrying signs with pictures of owls descended on a meeting room in upscale Newport Beach, wher...
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BLM considers drilling leases near Rocky Mountain National Park 6.9.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The Bureau of Land Management is considering leasing nearly 28,000 acres of land for oil and gas drilling in the Granby area near the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Oil and gas leases in Moffat and Routt counties questioned in federal lawsuit 3.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Oil and gas leases in Moffat and Routt counties have been called out in a multistate lawsuit against two federal agencies. The claim was filed by the environmental advocacy group WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility at the end of August and identifies 397 oil and gas leases across 379,960 acres of pubic land in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah that Guardians claim were not properly evaluated by the Bureau of Land Management and Interior Department before approval. According to a news release from Guardians , “Leasing conveys a right to companies to drill and frack as long as they want, meaning large swaths of public lands have been transformed into major industrial sites at the expense of recreation, wildlife, and clean air and water.” In its claim, Guardians assert that BLM and Interior Department did not follow the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, when approving the leases and has failed consider the direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of oil and gas leasing. The ...
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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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