BLM explores 'flexibility' for ranchers on grazing permits
The Bureau of Land Management wants to adjust how compliance is gauged on grazing permits across the West, drawing praise from the livestock industry and concern from conservationists.
Millions of acres of grouse habitat opening to mining
The Interior Department is set to reopen millions of acres of sensitive greater sage grouse habitat across six Western states to mining activity when a two-year moratorium on new mining claims ends Sunday.
Obama-era communications director 'reassigned' — spox
The Bureau of Land Management is transferring its communications director to another agency, though a BLM spokeswoman said the move is not related to the Interior Department's much broader reorganization effort that began in June.
Greens say Trump admin must keep drilling away from 15 sites
A conservation group wants the Trump administration to keep oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other development away from more than a dozen federal sites, including two national monuments Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended cutting in size.
Agent in charge at 2014 Bundy standoff gone from BLM
A senior Bureau of Land Management law enforcement official who was found to have violated federal ethics rules at the Burning Man festival and to have mishandled criminal evidence in a separate case is no longer with the agency.