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by Ryan Streams, Regulatory Affairs Analyst on February 29, 2016 - 1:25pm

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is in the midst of holding outreach meetings for the public to weigh in on its recently proposed venting and
flaring rule, and so far they are a bit of a spectacle.

Designed to address flaring and methane emissions from oil and natural gas production on public...

by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on February 23, 2016 - 3:31pm
Today, Nevada voters hold their presidential primary for the Republican Party, and last weekend was the Democrats’ turn. Nevada is unique among the early primary states because it’s a western state and, therefore, has significant public lands. More than 80% of Nevada is owned by the federal government. As a result, the candidates have begun addressing issues of access, development and the transfer of public lands.

We compiled a brief list of recent statements as well as legislative and voting records of most candidates, where applicable. I hope you will take a close look at their position...

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on February 22, 2016 - 8:59am
Ever since President Obama handed a major victory to the environmental lobby by denying TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, Big Green needed a new fight. The answer, announced within weeks, was the Keep-It-in-the-Ground movement, aimed at not developing any oil, natural...
by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on February 11, 2016 - 2:37pm

Keep It In The Ground BLM LakewoodBetter Call Saul, the fictional TV series about a sleazeball lawyer, is apparently being confused as a tutorial by Keep–It-in-the-Ground protesters. Their stunts at recent anti-oil and natural gas protests could be mistaken for clips from the show’s...

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on February 2, 2016 - 12:02pm

venting and flaring natural gasThe Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) proposed venting and flaring rule is a classic case of penny wise and pound foolish. Claiming the rule is necessary to collect an additional $17 million in royalties annually, BLM is imposing a rule with a total cost...