Oil and gas lease sales scheduled for Wednesday

The Alaska Division of Oil and Gas and the Bureau of Land Management are scheduled to hold lease sales Wednesday for oil and gas extraction on the North Slope.The BLM lease sale includes tracts...
Planning commission hears big plans

...Division of Lands and Resources' land management plan and the engineering department's...of what is being planned:The Land Management PlanThe last time the city updated its Land Management Plan - an instruction manual...
BLM OKs drilling permit in petroleum reserve

JUNEAU - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday that it had approved a drilling permit that would clear the way for the first oil and gas production from federal...
Bush would move Interior Department to the West

...on behalf of the American people in regional offices, from Reno to Denver to Salt Lake City."Bush says federal land management under President Barack Obama has been characterized by restrictive regulations, more land use constraints and more...
Nation and World
One month on, wreck of tugboat Challenger isn't moving anytime soon leaving a wrecked car on a state-owned lot."We are the landowner there, and we have to deal with that as a land management issue," Menefee said.Even though it's the bottom of the channel, it matters because having the wreck of the...
My Turn: Another Southeast Alaska salmon success story on earth to sustain wild salmon and trout. As the U.S. Forest Service nears a comment period on its Tongass Land Management Plan, it is imperative that they understand the importance of tourism and fisheries programs to our regional economy...
Sage grouse plan aims for industry, wildlife balance

...West."Do not be fooled," the Utah Republican said in a statement. "The Obama administration's oppressive land management plan is the same thing as a listing" under the Endangered Species Act.Jewell said the strictest development rules...
Nation and World
Parks: Welcome, Fourth Graders

...eight agencies - the U.S. Department of the Interior (which includes the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the...
Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather

...That money isn't spent on forest thinning and other fire prevention projects. Agencies like the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service currently have to borrow funds to pay for such projects.The problem, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden...
Regional News
Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources

...the deputy incident commander."It's hot. It's dirty," said Allen, who usually works for the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska. He said authorities were looking for all the resources they could muster."The military has been activated...
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