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Index to Public Lands News of January 19, 2018

Index to the current issue:

In the attached issue. . .

* WILL HILL EXTEND SPENDING, OR CLOSE GOVERNMENT?  Congress on verge of approving interim approps for another month.  But hard lines on total spending, immigration and disaster assistance may prevent action.

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* GOP MOVING AT WARP SPEED ON MONUMENTS SHRINKAGE.  BLM begins work on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase plans.  House panel attempting to codify.

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* HOUSE GOP LIKES TRUMP ENERGY PROGRAMS.  Subcommittee members from West endorse Trump rules, ask faster action on leases.  Dems see damage.

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* COURT DISMISSES BUNDY LAWSUIT; CATTLE REMOVAL ASKED.  Judge throws out lawsuit, charging withheld evidence.  Critics say BLM should act.

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* ZINKE LAYS OUT SWEEPING DOI REORGANIZATION.  Would consolidate agencies within 13 regions and combine offices.  Jewell warns of costs.

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* DEMS SEEK FRACKING JUSTIFICATION DOCUMENTS.  House members ask, what justified change of course in two years?  Seek DoI orders to BLM.

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* NEW BISHOP STRATEGY FOR ESA, NEPA REVISIONS.  May attempt to attach law changes to big infrastructure bill to insulate from Senate critics.

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