Master leasing plans, or MLPs, are a new tool designed to help the Bureau of Land Management better coordinate energy leasing and development in areas that may need special treatment or protection.
by Kimberly Hirai,
Mar 13, 2012
There's a growing understanding of the scientific importance of wildlife migration corridors, but protecting them is a huge political challenge.
by Mary Ellen Hannibal,
Dec 29, 2011
A tar sands development proposed for Utah is insane on every level: economically, environmentally and just practically.
by Mike Duncan,
Mar 20, 2011
When the Windsor gas pipeline blew out near Clark, Wyo.,
in August, local people were kept in the dark about a dangerous
by Deb Thomas,
Oct 16, 2006
Can U.S. environmentalists derail a huge Canadian tar sands project that affects this side of the border?
by Cally Carswell,
Aug 11, 2010
Imperial Oil's plan to transport gigantic equipment to Alberta, Canada, will require major work on highways in Idaho and Montana.
by Denver Nicks,
Aug 10, 2010
As western Colorado begins to dance to the tune of a
brand-new energy boom, it’s good to remember that the last
one ended in a total bust
by Jim Spehar,
May 14, 2007
Protecting environmentally sensitive Western lands from
the current oil and gas frenzy is a challenge to the
conservationists who file protests with the BLM.
by Paul Larmer,
Apr 14, 2008
Conservationists can file formal protests when the BLM
wants to auction off public land to energy companies, but the
differences between regional management plans and styles make the
protest game little more than a crapshoot.
by April Reese,
Apr 14, 2008
Mary Flitner remembers the last Sublette County energy
boom in the 1950s and wonders whether there will be anything left
of her community after this one.
by Mary Flitner,
Jul 16, 2007