The BLM is accepting public comments on the new management planning processes for lands within the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. New management plans should wait until federal courts make a decision on the legality of President Trump's monuments reductions. Click here to comment on Bears Ears. Click here to comment on Grand Staircase-Escalante. Comments are due by March 19, 2018.
Greater sage-grouse conservation plans
In 2015, the Greater Sage-Grouse was on the verge of an endangered species listing. Instead, 11 western states came together to develop a series of plans that not only protects the species, but secures economic development opportunities on public lands. Click here to read our letter telling Interior Secretary Zinke to keep those plans intact.
Research indicates that national monuments, parks and other federally protected lands are critical economic assets to western communities. Click here to read our letter urging Interior Secretary Zinke to leave all national monuments intact.
epa 2018 budget
Without adequate funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, the responsibility for proper environmental regulation enforcement, inspection, cleanup and public health protections falls to states and communities. Click here to read our letter asking Congress to adopt a responsible 2018 budget for the EPA.
methane waste rule
The BLM Methane Waste Prevention Rule is a commonsense regulation that protects public health, improves air quality and addresses millions of dollars' worth of wasted natural gas that could go to local governments. Click here to read our letter asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke not to delay or suspend the rule.