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Three Wyomingites appointed to BLM advisory council

August 15, 2014

Marilyn Mackey, Julia Stuble, and Truman Julian will serve on the Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, which advises the Bureau of Land Management on public land …

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Time for Wyoming to reform oil and gas bonding regs

Commentary by Guest Column August 3, 2014 August 3, 2014

Why doesn’t the oil and gas industry have to live up to the same standards applied to other industries?

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Public can comment on federal coal lease modification

March 24, 2014

Public can comment on federal coal lease modification
— March 24, 2014
(Press release) — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Plains District Office (HPDO) announces …

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EPA: Climate regs won’t crimp North Dakota’s energy boom

March 4, 2014

EPA’s goal is to write a rule that reduces Earth-warming CO2 emissions without threatening energy reliability. The Obama administration wants its rule to avoid significant …

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BLM advancing multi-state line on route that avoids most sensitive landscapes

February 25, 2014

Federal land managers are considering several alternative routes for the 412-mile Gateway West transmission line, originating in Wyoming.

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Bruce Babbitt: Wyoming BLM should end era of non-regulation

November 26, 2013

The BP America proposal to drill 8,950 more natural gas wells in southern Wyoming could be a turning point for Wyoming BLM.

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Energy company was allowed to harass wildlife and run hunters off Battle Mountain

November 22, 2013

Energy activity was allowed to trump smart wildlife management as ungulates and hunters alike were run off Battle Mountain by helicopters and ground crews.

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Recent no-bid on Powder River Basin coal tract may show preference for coal exports

August 23, 2013

With all the economic and regulatory factors evolving in the coal market, Wyoming can’t say what might be in store for Powder River Basin coal.

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Cheyenne lecture will focus on Powder River Basin coal leasing program

August 16, 2013

The laws and regulations guiding federal coal leases in the Powder River Basin are a compilation of many strange turns throughout the past four decades. …

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Groups say new management plan fails to protect sage grouse

April 2, 2013

Conservation groups say a new BLM plan covering millions of acres in central Wyoming fails to adequately protect the habitat of the imperiled sage grouse.

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Barrasso bill would double length of grazing permits

February 8, 2013

Barrasso bill would double length of grazing permits
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By Phil Taylor, …

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Gov and legislators clash on savings, agree on spending

February 5, 2013

The current version of the 2014 budget bill moves the state away from the short-term, liquid savings approach recommended by Gov. Mead.

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Wyoming ranch is first to house wild horses for tourism

January 8, 2013

Jana and Rich Wilson hope to keep hundreds of wild horses that would otherwise crowd the open range of Wyoming.

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Fortification Creek coal-bed methane monitoring meeting set for Nov 7

October 22, 2012

Fortification Creek coal-bed methane monitoring meeting set for Nov 7
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office will host a Fortification Creek Resource Management …

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Fires help, drought hurts Wyoming’s wildlife

September 18, 2012

This summer’s drought hurt livestock and crop productions, while wildfires filled communities with smoke and threatened homes. But it wasn’t all bad.

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BLM posts federal oil and gas parcels slated for November sale

August 9, 2012

BLM posts federal oil and gas parcels slated for November sale
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of …

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Groups split over sprawling Wyo. project’s wildlife impacts

July 10, 2012

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Environmentalists who have studied the Bureau of Land Management’s final analysis …

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Efforts to increase Wyoming coal exports turns the heat up on legal challenges to impacts both local and global

May 22, 2012

Mining companies hope to turn Powder River Basin coal into an international resource, eyeing lucrative markets in growing Asian economies.

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Industry’s fracking problem

May 4, 2012

All the fuss about fracking centers on two things; the proliferation of oil and gas drilling in and around our drinking water aquifers, and the …

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The BLM struggles to get ahead of oil and gas development in the West

March 20, 2012

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has a new layer of analysis it can use to protect resources before mineral leasing occurs on public lands. …