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Index to Public Lands News of October 11, 2019

Index to the current issue:

* PENDLEY KEPT ON AS BLM BOSS.  Until January, despite objections from Democratic senators.  They object to public land disposal stances.

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* SENATORS SEEK PILT, SRS EXTENSIONS.  Twelve Republicans and 19 Democrats ask leadership to put up money for two years by end of this year.

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* APPROPRIATORS FACE TOUGH CONFERENCE.  Senate committee and full House disagree on riders and money.  Are in accord on BLM move and fire.

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* STATES PRESS ENDANGERED SPECIES LAWSUIT.  Object to three FWS rules that would give economics greater say in listing, among other things.

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* JUDGE RENDERS SPLIT ENERGY ROYALTY DECISION.  Issues injunction against Obama administration coal rule but not against oil and gas rule.

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* BLM CREATES ANWR CLIMATE CHANGE CONTROVERSY.  Asserts in footnote planet not in global warming crisis.  Projects minimal O&G lease impacts.

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* BLM move continues with stalled money bill.  ALTHOUGH HOUSE AND SENATE MEMBERS OPPOSE, THEIR FY 2020 approps bill may be too late on scene.

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* ONLY ONE BADGER-TWO O&G LEASE LEFT.  After agreement to retire Moncrief lease.  Only Solenex lease of 47 original leases still remains.

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* MONUMENTS REDUCTION LAWSUITS SURVIVE CHALLENGE.  Court refuses to throw out suits objecting to Bears Ears shrinkage.  Procedural test.

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