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Index to Public Lands News of September 13, 2019



Index to the current issue:


* CRITICS GET SHOT AT BLM MOVE WEST.  At House hearing.  Grijalva cites bipartisan opposition of BLMers; may subpoena DoI.  Pendley makes case for move.  Transfer already under way; appropriators may take shot.

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* GARDNER MAKES CASE FOR BLM MOVE WEST.  Says it is the people of the West who count, not BLM employees.  Colorado would gain most from move.

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* HERE WE GO AGAIN ON APPROPRIATIONS.  Despite top-end agreement Congress is behind on individual bills.  Extension(s) until December likely.

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* HOUSE APPROVES BILL TO STOP ANWR O&G SALE.  But Senate almost certainly won’t go along.  Opinions differ on potential of upcoming sale.

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* EPA METHANE PROPOSAL GETS THE USUAL.  EPA, GOP say existing EPA and state rules suffice to curb emissions.  Critics: Existing sources at risk.

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* PENDLEY MAY STILL BE ATTORNEY IN BLM CASES.  He may still represent Utah counties in monuments disputes.  Balash takes industry job.

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* O&G SALES PROCEEDING APACE THIS MONTH.  Despite BLM’s legal troubles some 900,000 acres are on the docket.  Utah sale being closely watched.

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* IBLA DECISIONS.

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* NOTES.

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* BOXSCORE OF LEGISLATION.

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