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Interior Department touts efforts to protect sage grouse

greater sage grouse,

DENVER (AP) — A broad effort to save the greater sage grouse across the West without resorting to the Endangered Species Act is making progress, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday. “There’s some really good work going on,” Jewell said during a visit to a national wildlife refuge outside Denver, where she announced a year ago that the rare bird ...

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Oil, gas producers urge BLM to reconsider proposed rules

The Independent Petroleum Association of America on Monday urged the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to reconsider its approach and work with the industry on proposed rules to update, replace and codify three of its Onshore Oil and Gas Orders. The BLM’s proposed rules would result in substantial changes to the way U.S. onshore oil and gas operations are conducted ...

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Amid push to cut coal, feds review mine lease program

The Department of the Interior is leasing millions of acres of federal coal to private mining companies even as the Obama administration ramps up efforts to curb greenhouse gases from coal-burning power plants and natural gas pipelines under the president’s Climate Action Plan. To environmentalists and some Navajo activists living near coal mines in New Mexico, the disconnect between leasing ...

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Federal Judge rejects O&G permit halt in New Mexico

The Bureau of Land Management near Farmington will continue to issue oil and gas permits, despite requests from nearby environmentalists to halt development permits. The Associated Press reports U.S. District Judge James Browning rejected the proposal Friday. Environmentalists’ push to halt the area’s oil and gas development has spanned several months. The BLM received a 34-page letter last October drafted ...

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Craddick blasts Obama for energy policy, awaits real debate from candidates

Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick is livid with the current administration’s oversight of the energy industry, and wants real, fruitful debate from presidential candidates on the issue. “If pricing pressures from OPEC were not enough, the pain felt in the oil field today is the direct result of political decisions and bureaucratic policies made in places like the Environmental Protection ...

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Oil company asking to drill test well west of Lima

An oil exploration company is proposing to drill a 10,000-foot vertical test well in the Tendoy Mountains, eight miles west of Lima in extreme southwestern Montana. Lima Exploration Co., a subsidiary of the Denver-based Great Western Oil and Gas Co., applied for a drilling permit with the Bureau of Land Management on July 13, said David Abrams, public affairs specialist ...

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