May 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
The Department of the Interior released an updated draft of rules on hydraulic fracturing Thursday, but it appears those on both sides of the fracking issue are unhappy with the proposal. Continue Reading
December 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The Bureau of Land Management says federal oil and gas lease sales in the Dakotas and Montana set a record in fiscal 2011, with parcels in western North Dakota’s booming oil patch fetching the most revenue. Continue Reading
December 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s internal review of a wild horse roundup in Nevada found some mustangs were whipped in the face, kicked in the head, dragged by a rope around the neck, and repeatedly shocked with electrical prods, but the agency concluded none of the mistreatment rose to the level of being inhumane. Continue Reading
August 19, 2011 in The Dickinson Press
Several agencies are working together to create a plan to protect air quality on federal land.
July 13, 2011 in The Dickinson Press
BILLINGS, Mont. Bonus bids for a total of 32,180 acres (19,292 acres in North Dakota and 12,788 acres in South Dakota) at the Bureau of Land Management’s Tuesday oil and gas lease sale in Billings totaled $66.3 million, according to a BLM press release.
December 23, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
The Obama administration plans to undo a Bush-era policy that barred the recommendation of new wilderness areas, making millions of undeveloped acres of land once again eligible for federal wilderness protection, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said today. Continue Reading
December 10, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
Companies bid more than $36 million for federal oil and gas leases beneath more 126 square miles of land in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, the Bureau of Land Management announced today. Continue Reading
August 19, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
The Bureau of Land Management has suspended future event permits for the promoter of last weekend’s off-road race in the California desert where eight spectators were killed by a racing truck.