User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Drilling
Last updated: Feb 15 2017 20:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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PHOTOS: Girls wrestling growing in Colorado 15.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
For the first time, there were girls-only high school wrestling tournaments this winter in Colorado, one at Frederick and the other at Chatfield, in addition to an exhibition “state tournament” held in conjunction with the junior varsity state tournament Feb. 4 at Northglenn.
Drilling in Piceance Basin in northwest Colorado picking up 13.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
After years of sliding downhill, energy producers have increased plans for drilling in a major basin in northwest Colorado.
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BLM delays oil-drilling leases near Zion National Park amid growing concerns 10.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Bureau of Land Management is giving the public another month to weigh in on a controversial proposal to issue oil and gas leases west of Zion Canyon after the National Park Service raised concerns about potential drilling on Zion National Park’s periphery. No federal land is under lease in Washington County and critics fear that selling leases would open the door to drilling on the doorstep of one of the nation’s most visited parks and the crown jewel of Utah’s “Mighty Five.” Worries have ...
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Garfield County staff urges rejection of plan for wastewater injection well in Battlement Mesa 8.2.2017 Denver Post: Business
The Garfield County Planning Commission will vote on whether to allow Ursa Resources to build an oil and gas wastewater injection well in Battlement Mesa that the state health department says is a big threat to the community's water supply.
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House votes to kill BLM “Planning 2.0” rule aimed at giving residents of Colorado and the West greater control over public land 8.2.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
House Republicans on Tuesday voted to kill a Bureau of Land Management rule that gives Americans more of a voice in large-scale planning for projects using public land, including 8.4 million acres in Colorado.
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The contradictions at the heart of the fight over methane rules 7.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Why does industry oppose federal restrictions on emissions but aid states’ efforts?
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Solutions to fix Hanging Lake overcrowding may include shuttle, reservations 1.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Roaring Fork Transit Authority is working with other agencies to mitigate the overuse of the Hanging Lake area. Options under consideration include adding a shuttle from a Glenwood Springs park and ride and a reservation system for the 112-space parking lot.
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Western voters prioritize conservation and keeping public lands public, poll finds 1.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Western voters prioritize protecting water, air and wildlife habitat with opportunities for recreation over increased drilling and mining on public lands, according to a poll released Tuesday.
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What’s at stake if Congress cuts methane regs 31.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
‘Tailings wars’ of the past provide perspective on today’s flaring rules.
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The BLM sells lands near Chaco Canyon for $3 million 28.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The controversial parcels are the first auctioned online for oil and gas development.
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Making sense of President Trump’s energy plan 24.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Experts say his plan to bring back coal and increase oil and gas defies reason.
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What happens after Standing Rock? 23.1.2017 Current Issue
Protesters from afar didn’t just take a stand in North Dakota — they brought the movement back home.
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Judge lets federal flaring rules stand during suit 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Cheyenne, Wyo. • New nationwide rules to curtail the practice of burning off excess natural gas from oil and gas wells on federal land took effect as scheduled Tuesday after a judge said he saw no urgent reason to block them while a lawsuit moves ahead. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl in Casper said Monday that he couldn’t immediately conclude the Interior Department had overstepped its authority with the rules, which seek to reduce air pollution and waste by requiring gas to be captured and ...
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BLM proposes oil-drilling leases near Zion National Park 15.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
No oil and gas leases have been issued on public lands in Washington County for a decade, but that could change June 15 when the Bureau of Land Management proposes to auction two parcels just west of Zion National Park. Conservationists and some local residents quickly denounced the proposed leases, identified recently in a draft environmental assessment analyzing 23 proposed leases covering 28,463 acres in BLM’s Color Country District, lands administered by the St. George and Richfield field of... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Hatch prods Interior nominee to help 'repair damage' of national monuments 13.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
After meeting with President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Interior Department on Thursday, Sen. Orrin Hatch said he sees in the nominee a potential partner to “help us clean up the mess the Obama administration created” with designation of the Bears Ears National Monument. Hatch says his support for Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Montana, to be confirmed as Interior secretary is contingent upon the congressman’s commitment to “repair much of the damage caused” by the monument designation. “After m... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Obama denies permits for seismic testing to search for oil in the Atlantic 7.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
For the second time in less than a month, the Obama administration on Friday took an action that all but shuts the door on drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, denying six permits to companies seeking to use seismic cannons to search for oil under the ocean floor. The president’s decision stymies the oil industry’s hopes to drill off the coast between Delaware and Florida. It immediately drew scorn from the industry’s political supporters and lobbyists, though it was applauded by conservationists wor...
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Prodded by a federal judge, Bureau of Land Management approves stalled drilling permits on Utah's West Tavaputs 7.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Spurred by a federal judge, the Bureau of Land Management has issued permits allowing drilling on Utah’s West Tavaputs Plateau — after a Houston energy firm complained the agency’s insistence on additional environmental analysis violated federal law and would cost the company $46 million. U.S. District Court Judge David Nuffer last week granted an emergency injunction sought by EnerVest, Ltd., which now plans to resume drilling in the 20,000-acre project area that is near both cherished whitewat...
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Obama’s lasting legacies in the West 26.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Under the 44th president, the West re-examined its relationship to energy and the climate.
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‘New Mexico’s DAPL’ is dead 23.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The pipeline would have carried crude oil drilled around Chaco Culture National Historic Park.
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Letter: Oil lease auctions move into the dark 21.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Ansel Adams lamented, “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” On Dec. 13, EnergyNet, a Texas company contracted by the Bureau of Land Management, began to conduct Utah’s first online auction of leases to drill on 24 parcels consisting of 10,510 acres in the Green River District. (Nine Mile Canyon drilling leases have been “deferred” but not parcels in Argyle or Desolation canyons.) EnergyNet requires that participants in the sale of oil and gas prop...
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