The Bureau of Land Management, an agency of the Department of the Interior, manages more land - 261 million surface acres, and 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate - than any other Federal agency, most being in the Western states, including Alaska. Its multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such resources as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, and energy and mineral development that helps meet the nation's energy needs.

To facilitate the development of the Nation's energy resources such as oil and gas, coal, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind, and biomass, it was recognized that the Bureau would play a critical role in the implementation of the National Energy Policy adopted by the President in May 2001. Recommendations within the National Energy Policy were identified as specifically affecting some of the Bureau's energy-related responsibilities.

DOI Energy Policy and Conservation Act Report (EPCA)
Energy Policy and
Conservation Act
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