Index to Public Lands News of October 12, 2018
Index to the current issue:
* GREENS ALSO SUE BLM OVER METHANE REGS. Like California and New Mexico they contend not all costs were counted and that NEPA was flawed.
* GRAND CANYON WITHDRAWAL TO STAND, FOR NOW. Supreme Court refuses to take up Circuit ruling. Miners believe FLPMA provision is illegal.
* FS WOULD EASE SAGE-GROUSE PLAN. By eliminating high-priority focal areas on over 5 million acres. BLM would do same for 15 million acres.
* HOUSE ESA REWRITE PROVISIONS FACE TOUGH SLOG. As passed by committee, nine bills must move through the House and gain Senate acceptance.
* TWO SENATE LANDS BILLS MAY LEAD OMNIBUS. Rep. Bishop sees fed agency maintenance bill and LWCF bill as prime candidates for package.
* FIRST OIL PRODUCTION SEEN IN NPRA. ConocoPhillips says GMT1 is on line. Second GMT2 project still waiting BLM go-ahead. Big sale awaited.
* GREENS SAY UINTA O&G SALES LACKING. New lawsuit faults clean air environmental impact assessments of sales in Utah and Colorado.
* CR KEEPS AGENCIES ALIVE INTO DECEMBER. Temporary spending measure signed into law. Same old riders/amendments problems face appropriators.
vFARM BILL WITH WILDFIRE PROVISIONS LAGS. Congress lets old Farm Bill expire. Possibility Hill won’t address until the next Congress.
* DEMS ASK ZINKE TO HALT MONUMENT PLANS. Sixty-one House members say the questionable legality of shrinking monuments should defer plans.
* IBLA DECISIONS.
* CONFERENCE CALENDAR.