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Coal companies stalling on new lease applications

Casper Star-Tribune: Coal companies used to grumble about how long it takes to get coal leased from the federal government. That’s no longer the case. Applications to lease nearly 1 billion tons of coal are pending in Wyoming, not because the federal agency tasked with performing environmental analysis is moving slow, but because coal companies […]

September 6, 2018 Read More →

U.S. Bureau of Land Management Changes Its Web Page From Green to Black

Washington Post: It is a tale of two photographs, one light and airy, the other kind of, well, dark. On Wednesday, the feature photograph on the Bureau of Land Management’s homepage was an idyllic shot of what appears to be a sunrise over pretty green bluff, witnessed by a pair of backpackers. But seemingly overnight, […]

April 7, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: BLM Has 11 Million Acres of Solar-Appropriate Land; It’s Keeping 10.6 Million of Those Off-Limits

From (Solar Energy Industries Association): Development of renewable energy resources on millions of acres of federally managed lands in Southern California, said a coalition of renewable energy and labor groups in response to the federal government’s release of the plan. The plan abandons the initial promise to balance renewable development with preservation of desert […]

September 15, 2016 Read More →

BLM Official in Wyoming: Coal Reserves ‘Belong to the American People’

Taylor Kuykendall for SNL: Officials charged with leasing federal coal remain busy even if there is moratorium on the practice. Mary Jo Rugwell was selected as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s state director for Wyoming, the nation’s top-producing coal state, earlier this year. While new coal leases are paused for a review of the […]

September 8, 2016 Read More →