Revived proposal for new oil, gas drilling in California

U.S. 05/09/19, 20:43

The U.S. government moved Thursday toward allowing new oil and gas drilling on wide swaths of federal land in California that has been off-limits since environmentalists sued in 2013. The Bureau of Land Management issued final plans for oil and gas ...

National monument advisory panel new flashpoint in debate

Politics 04/24/19, 13:56

A newly unveiled advisory committee that will help make management decisions for a downsized national monument in southern Utah has become the latest flashpoint in a long-running debate over lands considered sacred to Native Americans as monument supporters cry foul ...

Federal agency frets about terrorism threats at Burning Man

Entertainment 04/03/19, 13:35

Burning Man organizers say the U.S. government wants to place unreasonable conditions on a proposal to expand the counter-culture festival's capacity to 100,000, including stepped-up security searches and new perimeter barriers that land managers say would reduce vulnerability to acts ...

Interior boss order aims to protect US public land access

Politics 03/21/19, 20:05

Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ordered federal land managers on Thursday to give greater priority to access for hunting, fishing and other kinds of recreation when the government considers selling or trading public land. The secretarial order comes amid longstanding ...

Update: US eases land rules protecting sage grouse

Enviroment 03/15/19, 09:29

The Latest on the Trump administration's changes to protections for the ground-dwelling sage grouse in the U.S. West (all times local): 8:20 a.m. The Trump administration has finalized changes to sweeping land use plans for Western states to ease energy industry restrictions ...

US easing land restrictions across US West

U.S. 03/14/19, 21:10

The Trump administration is finalizing plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other industries that were meant to protect an imperiled bird species that ranges across the American West, federal officials said Thursday. U.S. Bureau of Land Management ...

Trump official touts oil and gas lease sales in New Mexico

Business 02/06/19, 21:32

A top Trump administration official touted record sales for oil and gas leases under the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday as he sought to promote energy development on public lands. In a statement, acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said ...

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