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BLM lease sale nets $1.1 million

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Bureau of Land Management sold 50 federal land leases totaling 15,469 acres Tuesday, netting more than $1.1 million in revenue, the BLM announced Wednesday in a press release.
The highest per-acre bid of $9,900 came from Langham Petroleum for a …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BLM ends Bundy standoff: Agency releases herd after protests in Nevada

April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government’s roundup of cattle it said were illegally grazing on federal land and giving about 300 animals ba…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota man charged with vandalism of national monument in Montana

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged a Minnesota man with misdemeanor vandalism for carving his and another person’s name into the sandstone at Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

Cole Randall of Plymouth, Minn., accepted r…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BLM office working against backlog

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

When Mary Ramsey started her job with the Bureau of Land Management’s Dickinson office 16 years ago, it was a quiet job.

“This was just a sleepy little office,” said Ramsey, a legal instruments examiner that helps process applications for pe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BLM office working against backlog

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

When Mary Ramsey started her job with the Bureau of Land Management’s Dickinson office 16 years ago, it was a quiet job.

“This was just a sleepy little office,” said Ramsey, a legal instruments examiner that helps process applications for pe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND protests federal ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to oil, gas regulation

August 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. Arguing that states require flexibility in regulation and that North Dakota already has strong safeguards, the state’s congressional delegation has joined a list of oil- and gas-producing states in protesting rules that would regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land. Continue Reading

BLM extends public comment period on proposed hydraulic fracturing rule

June 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON The Bureau of Land Management announced Friday that it is extending the public comment period on its proposed revised rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public and Indian trust lands, according to a press release. Continue Reading

BLM is seeking public comment on pipeline

June 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Bureau of Land Management North Dakota Field Office will accept public comments for the environmental assessment from now until July 6 regarding the proposed CenterPoint Energy Bakken Crude Services Bear Den Project. Continue Reading

North Dakota feeling a draft

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

BLM to consider land transfer

December 3, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Because of the housing crunch in Dickinson, the Bureau of Land Management has proposed a transfer of 10 acres of land for government housing on the outskirts of the city. Continue Reading