bureau of land management

Conservation and Tribal Citizen Groups Sue Trump Administration for Gutting BLM Waste Prevention Rule

Conservation and Tribal Citizen Groups Sue Trump Administration for Gutting BLM Waste Prevention Rule

A coalition of 17 conservation and tribal citizen groups filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the Trump administration’s decision to gut the Bureau of Land Management’s Waste Prevention Rule, stating that the rule violates a number of existing federal policies. The states of New Mexico and California have already filed a lawsuit challenging BLM’s action. “We […]

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    Lawsuit Challenges Trump’s Approval of Corporation’s Plan to Drain California Desert Aquifer

    Lawsuit Challenges Trump’s Approval of Corporation’s Plan to Drain California Desert Aquifer

    Conservation and health-safety groups filed suit on Tuesday in federal court challenging the Trump administration’s approval of an enormous groundwater-mining and pipeline project in Southern California. The Cadiz water project, approved without environmental review, includes the construction of a pipeline through the Mojave Trails National Monument and other public lands in the area. Tuesday’s lawsuit […]

    Massive Fracking on Nevada Public Lands Sought by Trump Administration, Conservation Groups Launch Legal Protest

    Massive Fracking on Nevada Public Lands Sought by Trump Administration, Conservation Groups Launch Legal Protest

    Three conservation groups filed an administrative protest Monday against an enormous Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction, scheduled for Dec. 12, that would allow fracking on more than 600 square miles of Nevada public lands. The 388,000 acres in eastern Nevada includes important regional springs and groundwater and critical habitat for imperiled […]

    We’re Suing Trump Again for Delaying Protections Against Methane

    We’re Suing Trump Again for Delaying Protections Against Methane

    By Jessica A. Knoblauch Earthjustice sued the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Monday over its decision to delay regulations on methane, a major greenhouse gas. Delays of critical environmental protections have become a familiar tactic from federal agencies, as the Trump administration takes marching orders from polluting industries that want to unravel Obama-era regulations. The […]

    Huge Win in Senate: Oil and Gas Industry’s Attempt to Gut Methane Rules Fails

    Huge Win in Senate: Oil and Gas Industry’s Attempt to Gut Methane Rules Fails

    In a win Wednesday for oil and gas-patch communities and taxpayers, a procedural vote failed in the Senate, preventing a Congressional Review Act resolution from nullifying the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Methane Waste Rule. The vote to proceed to debate on the resolution failed, 49–51. This rule is a common sense standard to limit […]

    BLM Changes Website Banner From Green Mountains to Big Hunk of Coal

    BLM Changes Website Banner From Green Mountains to Big Hunk of Coal

    This week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which operates more than 200 million acres of public land, made a statement by changing the banner image on their website from a vast mountain range to a massive coal seam in Wyoming—staking an obvious claim in the Trump administration‘s campaign to bring coal and other industry […]