A just-announced Bureau of Land Management effort to revise grazing regulations is already sparking sharp disagreements between ranching supporters, who welcome it as common-sense reform, and opponents, who say BLM is favoring the needs of cattle over the environment.
The Bureau of Land Management did not adequately consider the science behind management plans covering millions of acres of greater sage grouse habitat in Western states, a federal judge in Idaho ruled Wednesday, halting implementation of the plans.
An animal rights organization known as Friends of Animals launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month, asking it to protect a small herd of wild horses in Montana under the Endangered Species Act. The ruling could have far-reaching consequences.
President Trump intends to nominate Melissa Burnison, a lobbyist with the Nuclear Energy Institute, to be assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental affairs at the Energy Department (DOE).
WASHINGTON, Oct 5, 2017 – The Interior Department will be reviewing protections for the greater sage-grouse in land-use plans in 10 western states, part of Secretary Ryan Zinke’s effort to allow for more energy development in the bird’s habitat.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2017 - The Bureau of Land Management should look at ways to open more greater sage-grouse (GRSG) habitat to oil and gas development as it re-examines the plans it adopted two years ago to avoid listing the bird under the Endangered Species Act, says a report delivered to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
WHITEFISH, Mont., June 27, 2017 – Ryan Zinke told an audience of hundreds gathered for the Western Governors’ Association’s annual summer meeting that a big part of his new job as Secretary of the Interior in the Trump administration is to restore the public’s trust in his agency.