BLM weighs Nev. project that would be among largest ever
The Bureau of Land Management announced today that it will conduct a detailed analysis of a commercial-scale solar power project north of Las Vegas that, if built, would be among the largest power-producing photovoltaic power plants in the world.
Groups sue to stop N.D. refinery project near national park
The National Parks Conservation Association and two other groups have filed a lawsuit challenging a permit issued by North Dakota that helps clear the path for construction of an oil refinery less than 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
House OKs unfunded mandates bill after fierce debate
The House today approved a regulatory reform bill that supporters say will rein in the federal government's issuance of unfunded rules and regulations that impose a significant economic burden on states, local and tribal governments, and businesses.
Panel debates impacts of grazing on species, wildfire
Republicans and several witnesses at a House oversight hearing yesterday lashed out at environmental activists and federal land management policies that they say threaten to drive ranchers off public lands.
Project transfer bill passes
The House yesterday approved legislation allowing the Interior Department to transfer ownership of some major water reclamation projects to nonfederal organizations, such as municipal or tribal governments, without first receiving congressional approval.