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New process to expedite drilling on public lands

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled new procedures to speed up drilling on public lands, an area where Republicans and the oil industry have pressed the administration to do more to boost oil production and help drive down gasoline prices.

April 03, 2012 3:30 pmLoading…

Welch of BLM Wyoming named to position in Denver

DENVER — The Bureau of Land Management's associate state director in Wyoming has been named the agency's new director of the National Operations Center in Denver.

March 20, 2012 7:30 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Don't swap state-federal lands in Breaks Monument

Last fall, Montana newspapers ran articles and guest opinions on the swap out of state land from the Missouri Breaks Monument. Landowners don’t like the swap idea; Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Bureau of Land Management and environmentalists favor federal land con…

February 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
BLM taking comment on proposed trapping of wild horses in Pryors

BLM taking comment on proposed trapping of wild horses in Pryors

Thirty to 50 horses living on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range would be removed from the area in 2012 under a proposal under consideration by the Bureau of Land Management.

December 10, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: U.S. moves forward with responsible oil, gas development

Last week, I announced the next steps in the Obama administration’s strategy for expanding safe and responsible oil and gas development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf to help power our economy while reducing our dependence on foreign oil.

November 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
BLM director: Still no plans for Montana monument

BLM director: Still no plans for Montana monument

WINIFRED - The head of the federal Bureau of Land Management is back in Montana with a message similar to the one he delivered to ranchers a year ago: No new national monuments.

September 19, 2011 6:25 pmLoading…
BLM director Abbey to tour Missouri River Breaks monument

BLM director Abbey to tour Missouri River Breaks monument

The head of the federal Bureau of Land Management was scheduled to be in Montana on Monday to meet with local officials and tour Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

September 19, 2011 6:26 amLoading…
New wilderness not welcome in Wyoming, commissioners say

New wilderness not welcome in Wyoming, commissioners say

CODY, Wyo. — Saying they have the backing of most area residents, Park County commissioners voted 4-1 this week to not recommend to the Bureau of Land Management any special or unique landscapes for wilderness protection.

August 03, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…

Obama abandons wilderness plan

WASHINGTON - Under pressure from Congress, the Obama administration is backing away from a plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection.

June 01, 2011 12:36 pmLoading…

Feds tackle old mine hazards

GREEN RIVER — Federal officials are increasing their efforts to mitigate abandoned mine hazards on public lands across the West, including just more than 1,000 sites in Wyoming, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

October 12, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…
Bob Abbey

Bob Abbey

Bob Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, told a crowd estimated at more than 1,500 that there are no plans for a national monument in Phillips County. But many who attended the forum in Malta remained unconvinced.

September 16, 2010 10:59 pmLoading…
National monument designation

National monument designation

Members of the audience applaud comments from one of the many who spoke in opposition to a rumored national monument designation in Phillips County. More than 1,500 people filled Malta’s gymnasium for the presentation by BLM Director Bob Abbey. (Courtesy photo)

September 16, 2010 11:01 pmLoading…
No monuments, Malta crowd tells BLM’s leader

No monuments, Malta crowd tells BLM’s leader

MALTA — The director of the Bureau of Land Management told a packed forum in northeastern Montana that there are no plans for presidential monument declarations in the region, but it did little to ease the fears of ranchers and many others that the federal government may sweep in and bar the…

September 16, 2010 10:58 pm Photos

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Bob Abbey

Bob Abbey

Bob Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management.

September 16, 2010 10:59 pmLoading…

BLM director to visit Montana to address monument concerns

The director of the Bureau of Land Management, Robert Abbey, has agreed to a public meeting to address concerns about the possible creation of a national monument in Valley and Phillips counties.

August 18, 2010 8:34 am Related Loading…

BLM promises to resolve its lease backlog

RAWLINS — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will soon decide whether the first of more than $100 million in unissued oil and gas leases across the West will be handed over to drilling companies.

July 15, 2010 10:21 pmLoading…

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