BLM veteran Kristin Bail will serve as the agency’s Acting Director, and Jody L. Hudson has been selected as the Assistant Director for Human Capital Management.
Expansions Were Part of Day of Designation of National Monuments to Preserve Key Civil Rights Sites and the First National Monument to Civil War Reconstruction
The review examined concerns about the federal coal program that have been raised by the Government Accountability Office, the Interior Department’s Inspector General, Members of Congress and the public.
The rule provides flexibility in setting royalty rates lease-by-lease, and it requires oil shale operations to include environmental protection plans.
The two lease cancellations address outstanding concerns about the potential for oil and gas development in this culturally and ecologically important area.
As part of its continuing efforts to conserve habitat vital to healthy populations of the Greater Sage-Grouse in the West, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced the draft proposal to withdraw a subset of lands that are sage-grouse strongholds from future mining claims.