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Bureau of Land Management

Feds signal deference to Wyoming, dilution of protections, on migration routes

  • As BLM finishes up its Rock Springs RMP, state director suggests that his agency has backed off its plan to unconditionally preserve ungulate corridors.   By Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com In an apparent response to pressure from Wyoming officials,…

BLM proposes sale of public lands in Sweetwater County

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — In a move aimed at streamlining operations and optimizing resources, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has revealed plans for the sale of 307.5 acres of public lands in Sweetwater County. PacifiCorp, the intended buyer, seeks…

Court rules on ‘social costs’ of drilling

  By Zak Sonntag Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — A federal court has struck a blow to conservationists with a ruling that constrains the use of emission metrics in deciding oil and gas leases, including 120,000 acres…

Court rules against BLM on oil and gas lease sales

By Zak Sonntag Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — A federal court has ruled the Bureau of Land Management cannot move forward on a large oil and gas lease sale in Wyoming after concluding the agency did not…

Game and Fish moves forward in designation process of Sublette antelope migration corridor

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission voted to identify the Sublette antelope migration corridor and directed the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to advance in the designation process at its meeting last week in Pinedale. Game and Fish wildlife managers…

Bureau of Land Management releases draft proposal to update Western Solar Plan

By Zac Sonntag Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday released a draft proposal to update its Western Solar Plan, a strategic roadmap for solar energy development that could make as much…

Governor Gordon Pushes BLM to Listen to Wyoming when it Finalizes Rock Springs RMP

Governor Mark Gordon is urging the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reconsider its restriction-heavy preferred alternative and deliver a reasonable plan incorporating more of Wyoming’s compromise approach to managing the Rock Springs area. The Governor submitted his comment letter, along…

Heiner addresses BLM, power rates and  property taxes

• BLM reduce oil and gas leasing and removes cow/calf pairs. Changes proposed by the  Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for land in southwest Wyoming , power rate increases, and property taxes were all covered in a conversation with SVI…

SVI Radio Interview-Oct. 17: Rep. Scott Heiner, HD18

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Sweetwater County Commission urges BLM to fix errors in RMP

By Trina Dennis Brittain Rocket Miner Via- Wyoming News Exchange ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County commissioners doubt whether the Bureau of Land Management will withdraw its Rock Springs Draft Resource Management Plan, and during its October 3 meeting, the commission…