Rule reinforces BLM’s relationship with Tribes, state and local governments, and the public.
Announcement Addresses Longstanding Concerns about Potential Development in Thompson Divide by Balancing Resource Protection and Development
Final Rule Limits Venting, Flaring and Leaking from Oil & Gas Operations to Reduce Waste and Harmful Emissions, Provide Fair Return to Taxpayers
Rule codifies BLM’s Smart from the Start approach, establishes a robust framework for competitive leasing, and increases transparency and certainty.
Automation effort provides public portal to initiate leasing process.