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.
* 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.
* HERE WE GO AGAIN ON APPROPRIATIONS. Despite top-end agreement Congress is behind on individual bills. Extension(s) until December likely.
* HOUSE APPROVES BILL TO STOP ANWR O&G SALE. But Senate almost certainly won’t go along. Opinions differ on potential of upcoming sale.
* EPA METHANE PROPOSAL GETS THE USUAL. EPA, GOP say existing EPA and state rules suffice to curb emissions. Critics: Existing sources at risk.
* PENDLEY MAY STILL BE ATTORNEY IN BLM CASES. He may still represent Utah counties in monuments disputes. Balash takes industry job.
* 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.
* IBLA DECISIONS.
* BOXSCORE OF LEGISLATION.