Stories From the Field: Energy
The BLM manages vast energy and mineral resources on public lands. BLM-managed resources yielded $40 billion worth of energy and minerals in 2010.
Looking for Gold in the Wilderness
By Alan Rabinoff
In 1990, the year the Muggins Mountain Wilderness was designated, there was also a legacy of mining interest in the area -- placer mining claims located under the 1872 mining law.
By Leslie A. Theiss
The BLM has the only helium storage facility in the world, so people are often curious about how the agency produces and processes the gas.
By Kathy Pedrick
As interest in renewable energy heightened in the early 2000s, developers, utility corporations, and get-rich-quick promoters sought to file claims for a piece of solar pie.
By Tom Hurshman
As a national right-of-way (ROW) project manager, I am used to dealing with big projects and big resource conflicts on big areas of public land. The BLM has approved ROW grants for many types of energy generation and transmission projects on public lands.
By Bill Lanning
The BLM has been involved in the development of the Jonah Field for natural gas since the early 1980s.