Lease sale shows 'steady interest' in Gulf
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke once promised that the federal government's March auction of offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico would be a "bellwether" of oil and gas operators' desire to drill in new sections of the U.S. outer continental shelf.
GULF OF MEXICO
Bidding down but sums higher in latest lease sale
Offshore oil and gas operators once again vied for rights to drill on a tiny fraction of the acreage federal officials offered for lease in the Gulf of Mexico.
BLM document reveals ambitious NEPA overhaul
Last summer, the Interior Department gave its bureaus 30 days to decide how they would streamline environmental reviews of energy production, infrastructure build-out and other major actions on public lands.
Western groups sue agency over royalty panel transparency
A coalition of Western grass-roots community groups is heading to court to fight for more transparency around the Interior Department's Royalty Policy Committee.
OIL AND GAS
BLM defers leases in Wyo. wildlife corridor
Federal officials have deferred or placed conditions on some southwest Wyoming lands slated to be sold to oil and gas producers this fall.