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Federal government acknowledges gaps in oil well inspections

...spread chemicals to water supplies.He said BLM is counting on Congress to approve a budget...risen for the fourth year in a row, the BLM continues to improve oversight of energy...Office, Congress' auditing arm, found that BLM had failed to conduct inspections on more...
Federal government failed to inspect higher risk oil wells

...water supplies.The audit also said the BLM did not coordinate effectively with makes clear in many instances that the BLM's failure to inspect high-priority oil...wells is due to limited money and staff. BLM officials said they were in the process...
Editorial was a disgrace

...he is able feed his cattle without using BLM land for less than that amount? The cost of...amounts, I am hearing ? that he owes the BLM. Now, as you attempt to glorify the...sniper rifles and scopes trained on the BLM agents, begging for a confrontation...
Three-fourths of oil and gas leases on federal lands aren't producing

...public land leases is difficult to say. BLM officials could provide no details on Vice President Dick Cheney asked the BLM three years ago to find ways to open new...Colorado last month, some of the 70 parcels BLM offered for oil and gas leasing were in...
Montana takes pride in history, nature

...pillar, reached by a wooden stairway, BLM ranger Suzy Havener provides an informative...managed by the National Park Service or BLM, Pompey's Pillar has a visitor center...Bureau of Land Management: or call (406) 896-5000.
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Balancing fire risks with Lewis and Clark tourism bicentennial events across the region. The hope, says BLM's Mike Dannenberg, is to prevent human-caused fires along...Dannenberg, a fire education and mitigation specialist with the BLM in Billings. Many visitors won't understand wildfire risk...
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Feds holding back $100 million in drill leases

...leases in the Rocky Mountains. They have been withheld for as long as seven years, according to records and interviews with BLM officials in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. Drillers are steamed by the process. They don't understand why the federal government...
Desolation Canyon: Wings

...her back, she was in Roger's arms. The propeller kicked up choppy little waves as the plane taxied toward us. The letters BLM - Bureau of Land Management - were printed on its side. The plane came to a stop and the door opened. The pilot - a big bear...
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Challenging adventure in Utah canyon wilderness

...River valley where the sandstone cliffs and spires are even more spectacular than in Death Hollow. Bryce Canyon National Park is also nearby. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit or call (435) 826-5499 for details.
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