A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.
HELENA — The U.S. government has offered to buy parcels of land from nearly 2,100 landowners on the Flathead Reservation as part of an effort to consolidate land that has been split into fractional interests over the years.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Interior Department office that oversees revenue collection from oil and gas leases announced Thursday it is seeking a $533,520 civil penalty against a gas developer the agency said failed to report production on federal leases in northeast Wyoming.
Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi introduced legislation that would ease permitting requirements for construction of new surface water storage projects in the western United States.
HELENA — Twenty-one American Indian reservations will be the focus of the next phase of a $1.9 billion program to buy fractionated land parcels owned by multiple individuals and turn them over to tribal governments, Interior Department officials said Thursday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled against environmental groups that challenged the U.S. Interior Department's plan to open the Fortification Creek area in northeastern Wyoming to coalbed methane development.
Montana counties are receiving $26.5 million this year under a program that compensates local governments for the amount of non-taxable federal land in their jurisdiction.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Friday it is going to allow members of federally recognized Indian tribes to possess eagle feathers, although that's a federal crime.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s governor is asking the Interior Department for more time to study its proposed rules for the use of hydraulic fracturing on federal land.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Three conservation groups filed suit against the Interior Department in federal court Tuesday over a plan to open an ecologically fragile piece of northeast Wyoming to the development of hundreds of coalbed methane wells.
It would be hard to make money betting on what the Billings City Council will do, but it looks as though Monday's council meeting will be a short one.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday that “the jury’s still out” on the validity of a newly released Environmental Protection Agency study suggesting hydraulic fracturing is polluting groundwater underneath Pavillion.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management has waved off a request by the Interior Department to list public lands in the state for possible wilderness protection.
American Indian leaders called for a new era in their relations with federal agencies on Friday in the wake of the government's recent $3.4 billion settlement for decades of mismanaging Indian lands.
CASPER, Wyo. — The use of federal lands in Wyoming supported nearly 130,000 jobs and generated about $29 billion in economic activity, more than any other state, according to an Interior Department report.
POWELL, Wyo. -- The Pole Cat Bench spreads dark and dusty toward the horizon, a giant slab of land scoured by the wind, the badlands gnawing at its base.
A report of sit-in protest at Interior Department headquarters in Washington, D.C., Monday at which Kristen Owen of Wyoming was arrested, from Democracy Now!, an activist news website.
CODY, Wyo. — More than two-thirds of the drilling leases issued to oil and natural gas companies in the Bighorn Basin are inactive, figures from the Bureau of Land Management show.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Interior Department investigated the Bureau of Land Management’s Casper field office twice in recent years regarding allegations of ethical misconduct and preferential treatment for prominent Casper businessman W.N. “Neil” McMurry, according to recently disclosed documents.
CASPER, Wyo. — A top Interior Department official will be in Wyoming this week to talk about the Obama administration's push for renewable energy and transmission development on federal lands.