BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM)
The BLM is a federal government agency that manages over 248.2 million surface acres of public lands and 700 million acres of subsurface, or mineral, estate in the United States.
ENERGY POLICY ACT 2005
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 prioritizes the energy industry over public interests in several ways, notably through the Halliburton Loophole.
Fracking is the process of using explosives and a highly pressurized mixture of water, sand, and chemicals to stimulate production from natural gas and oil wells.
FOREST SERVICE (USFS)
The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres.
Ground-level ozone (sometimes known as “Smog”) in the Four Corners is an air pollutant formed from oil, gas, and coal emissions that threatens local public health.
Regional haze is the reflection of light off pollution particles in the air. Haze limits visibility from national parks and wilderness areas and threatens public health.
Recent News (More)
Waiving rules to prevent methane pollution. Stripping wetlands of protection under the Clean Water Act. Throwing out restrictions against strip-mining mountaintops and dumping the spoils into streams. The Trump administration has an ambitious agenda to eliminate protections for air, water…
We just couldn’t let it slide. There were too many egregious, and frankly illegal, errors in the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) process that resulted in approval of Siverton Guide’s proposed heli-ski permit expansion. Despite hundreds of public comments against the…
Yesterday, alongside our members and tribal partners, we took to D.C. to stand up for clean air. Since entering office, the Trump Administration has attacked both Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) methane regulations. We saved…
Photo: Carlan Tapp Cue the third branch of government. When you have an administration willing to defy law in order to pursue industry’s agenda, checks and balances become increasingly important. That’s why when the BLM announced an illegal indefinite postponement of their…