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Index to Public Lands News of July 28, 2017

Index to the current issue:

In the attached issue. . .

* HOUSE MONEY BILL MOVING; SENATE DIFFERS.  House panel sends super-tight FY 2018 bill to the House floor.  Senators would spend $600M more.

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* HOUSE, SENATE DEMS FIGHT DOI REORGANIZATION.  But House panel rejects consultation with the Hill on SES transfers.  Senators petition IG.

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* ZINKE STICKS TO THREE MONUMENT BOUNDARIES.  Says he would not alter Canyons of the Ancients, Craters of the Moon, Hanford.  Cascade-Siskiyou, no?

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* BLM FORMALLY PROPOSES FRACKING RULE END.  Would rescind regs that never went into effect because of court order.  No new regulation needed?

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* HARD ROCK ROYALTY NOT POPULAR WITH GOP.  Trump recommendation of a royalty study brings out critics from his party.  Permitting pushed.

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* FWS ENDORSES FIVE ESA LIMITATION BILLS.  Tells House committee it would accept measures giving states more say, limiting lawsuits, etc.

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* HOUSE BUDGET BOOSTS ANWR DEVELOPMENT.  Includes provision directing line committee to come up with money from ANWR.  Budget not guaranteed.

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* SAGE-GROUSE PLANS TARGETED, BUT NOT ON LIST.  Zinke moves to alter 98 BLM and FS plans, but not on list of rules Trump would alter/kill.

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* KING COVE ROAD GIVEN HOUSE OKAY.  Bill would order land exchange to grant access for medical care.  Critics object to giving up wilderness.

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