Tag: Bureau of Land Management
The state used an innovative new law to fight back against the Trump administration’s expansion of oil and gas drilling—and that could provide a model for the rest of the country.
"Trump's illegal, deeply unjust fracking plan would be a disaster for Central Valley communities, as well as our climate, wildlife and water."
“Expanding extraction of dirty fossil fuels on our public lands threatens the health of our communities and the future of our climate."
Internal records from the Bureau of Land Management contradict what its chief told Congress about a plan to ship 200 D.C.-based career staff out West. The plan would weaken the agency, which stands between federal lands and oil, gas and mineral companies.
"Instead of weakening protections, Trump should clean up the mess the mining industry has already left behind in our forests."
Despite development objectives from tribal and environmental groups, the BLM is leasing part of Emery County for fossil fuel exploration.
"This is Trump's energy dominance policy at work, where nothing matters except fossil-fuel interests."
Judge William Orrick of the U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled that the Bureau of Land Management's decision was "untethered to evidence."