Thursday, May 23, 2024

Tag: public lands

Biden administration announces reforms to federal oil and gas leasing system...

The Bureau of Land Management’s new Oil and Gas Rule is said to save taxpayers money, help ensure public lands are used for their highest value, and better protect communities and the environment.

Under proposed Biden rule, companies could lease public lands for conservation...

“They have a chance to get it done, but they’re going to have to move fast.”

Court rules against BLM’s rollback of Waste Prevention Rule

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers invalidated the Trump administration's move on Thursday and called the "rulemaking process resulting in the rescission was wholly inadequate."

Great American Outdoors Act passes through Senate

"Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act will move us one step closer to fulfilling the LWCF’s promise and secure the future of our parks and public lands for the next generation."

‘Arbitrary and capricious’: Federal judge throws out oil and gas leases...

Calling the policy "arbitrary and capricious," the judge said there was significant evidence that the Bureau of Land Management was intentionally shutting the public out.

Could a California law help save America’s public lands throughout the...

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.

How to counter Trump’s disastrous attack on our public lands

Fossil fuel leasing on public lands is worsening the climate crisis. But there's hope.

New BLM appointee brings conflicts of interest and plans to sell...

Control over nearly 250 million acres of public lands was placed Monday in the hands of a former Reagan administration official who...

In ruling on coal mining, federal judge issues latest rebuke of...

The decision is just the latest defeat of Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's attempts to curb emissions from the coal industry and other fossil fuel businesses, ignoring public opinion and scientists who agree that fossil fuel extraction is contributing to the rapid warming of the planet.

Judge rejects sale of public lands for fracking, halts drilling in...

"[The] agency must consider the cumulative impact of GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions generated by past, present, or reasonably foreseeable BLM lease sales in the region and nation.”

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Smotrich proposes financial sanctions and settlement expansion in response to Palestinian state recognition

The far-right minister outlined six immediate steps to target the Palestinian Authority (PA) following the recognition by Spain, Norway, and Ireland.

House Democrats demand Justice Alito’s recusal from Trump cases over ‘ethical nightmare’

The Court’s ethical guidelines emphasize the importance of impartiality and the need for justices to avoid any appearance of political bias.

Trump backtracks on birth control stance amid growing reproductive rights battle

His comments suggested a possible shift towards state-level decision-making on birth control policies.

Activists arrested in Capitol Hill protest urging Biden to cancel student debt and divest...

The Debt Collective’s protest underscores the urgent need for student debt relief and a reevaluation of U.S. military spending.

Toxic gaslighting: How 3M executives convinced a scientist the forever chemicals she found in...

As the EPA now forces the removal of the chemicals from drinking water, Kris Hansen wrestles with the secrets that 3M kept from her and the world.