OIL AND GAS
Groups tell Bernhardt COVID-19 warrants delaying Chaco plan
Conservation and Native American groups are once again asking Interior Secretary David Bernhardt for more time to comment on a land-use plan amendment that could expand oil and gas leasing near New Mexico's Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
OIL AND GAS
'Big win' for sage grouse as BLM cuts 347K acres from sale
The Bureau of Land Management is temporarily withdrawing 347,525 acres from a planned Wyoming oil and gas lease sale set for next week because the 282 parcels in question intersect greater sage grouse habitat.
Nev. wildflower destruction pits greens against miners
The long-running fight over a proposed open-pit lithium mine that conservation groups say would destroy a rare Nevada wildflower has taken another unexpected turn.
Senate Dems take to the floor to denounce Pendley
A coalition of Democrats commandeered the Senate floor for nearly an hour yesterday to demand President Trump remove William Perry Pendley as director of the Bureau of Land Management.
DOJ asks court to dismiss lawsuit challenging Pendley appointment
The Trump administration is asking a federal court to throw out a lawsuit challenging the authority of William Perry Pendley and Margaret Everson to lead the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service, respectively.