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Index to Public Lands News of October 20, 2017



Index to the current issue:


In the attached issue. . .

* SENATE CLOSE TO KEY ANWR VOTE.  As part of FY 2018 budget.  Would set the stage for a ‘reconciliation’ bill to approve leasing in the coastal plain of ANWR.  Close vote expected as GOP fears defections.

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* COCHRAN AILMENT DELAYS SENATE MONEY PANEL.  Subcommittee mark-up of  FY 2018 appropriations bill put off, but chair is back on duty.

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* HOUSE APPROVES FIRE MONEY FOR LAST YEAR.  As conflagrations in California kill more than 40, do untold damage to property.  FS pitches in.

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* HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES MONUMENTS LIMITS.  Bishop bill would forbid a

President from designating monuments larger than 85,000 acres.

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* BILL WOULD LET STATES MANAGE ENERGY PERMITS.  House committee hears predictable pro-and-con response to measure to delegate APD powers.

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* TRUMP SAGE-GROUSE POLICY MAY AFFECT LITIGATION.  If and when BLM and FS modify plans, enviros will surely ramp up lawsuit already in place.

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* NOMINEES LACKING, BUT DOI GETS SOME LEADERS.  DoI names six senior staffers, including Steed as BLM number two.  Top posts are empty.

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* YEAR-LONG CAMPAIGN FOR LWCF LAUNCHED.  Bipartisan coalition promises to work every week for lead conservation program.  Trump ambiguity.

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* IBLA DECISIONS.

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* NOTES.

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* CONFERENCE CALENDAR.

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