Kornze urges staff to keep engaged despite 'pendulum' swings
Neil Kornze, who yesterday ended more than two years as director of the Bureau of Land Management, told the agency's staff in a farewell email that they have much to be proud of, and he urged them to "continue to tackle the nation's most exciting and complicated natural resource issues."
BLM approves massive project's path over Idaho protests
The outgoing Obama administration announced today it formally approved routing the final two stages of a massive Wyoming-to-Idaho power line project mostly outside the boundaries of a federal raptor sanctuary and across more private property and greater sage grouse habitat than critics say is necessary.
Greens appeal BLM approval of ATV trail in Bears Ears
A coalition of environmental groups wants the Bureau of Land Management to immediately halt approval of new motorized vehicle trails through a section of the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah.
Interior approves first phase of massive Wyo. wind project
The outgoing Obama administration moved one last time today to promote large-scale renewable energy development, finalizing documents that clear the way for a southeast Wyoming project expected to become the largest wind farm in North America.
Obama admin finalizes Bridger-Teton drilling ban
The outgoing Obama administration has formally withdrawn a set of controversial oil and gas leases covering nearly 40,000 acres inside an environmentally sensitive section of Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest.