October 12th, 2020 | by NRDC
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, the Bureau of Land Management has held 13 lease sales for drillers looking to lock up cheap oil and gas rights at the expense of U.S. taxpayers, clean air, clean water, vital wildlife habitat, and pristine wildlands
October 1st, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
It has been an absolute rollercoaster of a week for anyone who cares about our public lands. It all started last Friday when a federal judge ruled that the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) beleaguered acting director should be removed from his illegally held position
March 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
A federal judge ruled this week that the government did not adequately assess the impact of greenhouse gases from oil and gas leases on public lands and blocked any drilling activities temporarily.
April 28th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Today, Congress is discussing the impact of the outdoor recreation industry. The meeting comes at a time when the environment faces growing threats both from climate change and the Trump Administration. President Trump has moved to open national parks to drilling, and this week he ordered the Interior Department to review monument designations with the idea of opening protected lands to farming, ranching or fossil fuel exploration.
September 2nd, 2016 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on Climate Central. By Bobby Magill More wind turbines and solar power plants could be coming to vast [&hellip
September 24th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert
At a wind farm near Palm Springs yesterday, US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell presented the department’s long-awaited plans [&hellip
January 11th, 2012 | by Susan Kraemer
By far the largest wind project ever built in North America is expected to get final approvals by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the next few months. At 2,000 to 3,000 MW, it will dwarf anything built to date on this side of the Atlantic. This is much bigger than the Roscoe Wind Farm in Texas; the largest so far, at 781
December 31st, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer
With two years of the Obama administration, almost four times as much clean energy has been put on the grid on public lands as in all the previous 40 years.
All the renewable energy ever permitted on public lands totaled 1,800 MW by the end of 2008. In the last two years, the Department of the Interior has approved 6,600 MW of new projects
January 3rd, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan
This is something very interesting, and perhaps powerful, that I recently ran across. You want solar? Sign the Solar Bill [&hellip
September 29th, 2008 | by Timothy B. Hurst
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a Google Earth-based interactive website that pinpoints opportunities for solar, wind or [&hellip