Sales were largely halted in 2016 under President Barack Obama over worries about climate change.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Representatives from the seven states that rely on Colorado River water met at the Hoover Dam to mark a long-negotiated agreement aimed at keeping reservoirs from drying up.
They may also move the headquarters of its U.S. Geological Survey — best known for monitoring earthquakes and publishing detailed topographical maps — to Denver.
There Are Too Many Mustangs On The Range. But Horse Advocates Are Split On A New Plan To Rein Them In
The Human Society and ASPCA say the proposal will eliminate the threat of slaughter for thousands of horses. But smaller groups call it "a sellout."
Most of the bird’s habitat — sagebrush steppe — is on land administered by the BLM.
The ruling marks another in a string of judicial setbacks for President Donald Trump’s attempts to boost North American energy production.
New Mexico’s all-Democratic House delegation is seeking to halt new oil and natural gas lease sales on federal holdings within a 10-mile buffer zone around Chaco Culture National Historic Park.
Pros: affordable real estate, adjacency to BLM land. Cons: just one small, regional airport.
The order comes amid complaints that millions of acres of state and federal land in the American West can only be reached by traveling across private property as federal law allows the sale or exchange of public lands.
Tribes want specific language in a BLM plan that would prevent drilling near the park, instead of protesting four times a year when the energy industry requests lease sales on certain parcels.