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Key Vote: BLM Planning 2.0 CRA

The Senate is set to consider H.J. Res. 44, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s “Planning 2.0” rule. This regulation would redefine the “multiple use” concept for federal lands laid out in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). It would also diminish state and […]

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BLM Considers Raising Royalty Rates

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced in April that it is considering raising the royalty rate for oil and natural gas drilled on Federal lands—currently at 12.5 percent of drilling operations’ production value. The Center for American Progress (CAP) recommended that BLM increase the royalty rate for oil and gas drilled on public lands by at […]

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Congress Fights Back Against BLM Fracking Rule

Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) recently introduced a bipartisan bill, H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act. The bill seeks to preserves state authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public lands—a right that has recently come under assault from the federal government. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in May […]

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