Source Rock Blog: Forest Service

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on November 30, 2015 - 8:10am
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by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on November 13, 2015 - 7:01am
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by Tripp Parks, Policy Analyst on October 27, 2015 - 11:50am
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by Tripp Parks, Policy Analyst on August 26, 2015 - 8:47am
With a listing decision on the Greater Sage-Grouse looming in September, we received good news last week when the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) released its 2015 population update. The study found a 63% increase in the population over the last two years, with a total breeding population of 424,645. WAFWA’s data are encouraging for showing that states, counties, private landowners, industries, conservation groups and others are effectively protecting sage grouse. WAFWA also found that the population in core areas, where the highest density of sage grouse...
by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on July 17, 2015 - 11:33am
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by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on July 2, 2015 - 6:50am
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by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on June 24, 2015 - 12:45pm
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by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on June 18, 2015 - 1:28pm
Concluding our analysis of the scientific peer-review process in our “Help from My Friends” series, we highlight a group of 11 scientists.Earlier this spring, this group of scientists sent a letter criticizing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) for not doing enough to protect Greater Sage-Grouse because the agencies aren’t implementing specific policies that these scientists have advocated for.Their preferred policies include closing unspecified lands to mining and energy development, applying conditions to existing leases, imposing 3% disturbance caps...
by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on June 11, 2015 - 2:20pm
We return to the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Monograph, which we highlighted in Part 1 of our series on the breakdown of peer reviews in science. This report on the Greater Sage-Grouse is a highly influential document that serves as the “bible” of science, as far as the Interior Department is concerned. It was cited 174 times in the 2010 Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) warranted but precluded decision. However, the Monograph is rife with errors and selectively cites a small group of scientist-advocates to advance the narrative that oil and natural gas development is causing...
by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on June 5, 2015 - 7:30am
Continuing on with the “Help From My Friends” series examining sage-grouse science that’s supposedly peer reviewed, it’s increasingly clear that federal agencies are pointing the finger at oil and natural gas as a major impact on the species and proposing very severe restrictions instead of facing all too real threats. As we’ve delved into the science and data behind the agencies’ assumptions through Freedom of Information Act and Data Quality Act challenges, we’ve noticed a seemingly willful effort to downplay the impacts of natural predators to the sage grouse.With Friends Like That......

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