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Public meetings begin on federal oil shale plan

The federal government is holding the first of several public meetings on plans for oil shale development on public lands that would keep activity off thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive areas in three Western states. Under the proposal, new leases initially would be issued strictly for research on how to commercially produce oil from… Continue Reading Public meetings begin on federal oil shale plan

The Bureau of Land Management is interested in establishing a competitive process to issue right-of-way leases for solar and wind energy development on public lands. The federal agency published an advance notice of proposed rule-making, and is seeking public input in the process. The BLM wants to create new rules to ensure fair access for… Continue Reading BLM seeks public input about leasing land for alternative energy

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BLM sells oil and gas lease

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The Bureau of Land Management Colorado state office sold a parcel totaling 820 acres for $3,018, including rentals and fees at its quarterly oil and gas lease sale. The per-acre price for the parcel in Rio Blanco County was $2, and sold to Retamco Operating Inc., in Red Lodge, Mont. Colorado will receive 49 percent… Continue Reading BLM sells oil and gas lease

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BLM eases fire restrictions

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The Bureau of Land Management has reduced fire restrictions to stage one on its lands within several Colorado counties. Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Pueblo and Teller counties will see reduced fire bans – which will allow fires in permanetn fire grants or grills within developed recreation sites, as well as cooking stoves fueled by… Continue Reading BLM eases fire restrictions

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The Bureau of Land Management is holding a hearing next month on allowing the Army to continue using the Pinon Canyon training site. The Aug. 2 hearing is part of periodic review. The hearing does not include any consideration of whether Pinon Canyon will be increased at some future time. The Army’s efforts to expand… Continue Reading BLM schedules hearing next month on Pinon Canyon

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The Bureau of Land Management Front Range District is seeking nominations for five open positions on the Front Range Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. Nominations must be received no later than May 10. The BLM’s advisory councils are composed of residents chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues… Continue Reading BLM advisory council nomination deadline nears

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