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Forest Service: Mountains not suitable for oil, gas leasing

Forest Service: Mountains not suitable for oil, gas leasing

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says it has concluded that oil and gas leasing isn’t suitable for Humboldt-Toiyabe (toy-YAH’-bee) National Forest land in a mountain range in northeastern Nevada’s Elko County that is a popular recreation area. Forest officials announced Thursday that Forest Supervisor Bill Dunkelberger’s analysis […]

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Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune
Some of the tailings from oil shale on Enefit American Oil's White River mine on BLM land in eastern Uintah county, Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

Conservationists fight oil shale plan in eastern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups objected Tuesday to the U.S. government’s approval of the early stages of an oil shale project near the Utah-Colorado border by a company with ties to Estonia. An intent to sue filed by a coalition including Earthjustice and the Center […]

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Conservation group sues over federal oil, gas leases in Utah

Conservation group sues over federal oil, gas leases in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A conservation organization has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior over oil and gas leases offered in southeast Utah, claiming the parcels are packed with ancient cultural relics. Advocates for the West filed the suit Wednesday in federal court in Utah on […]

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Conservation group sues over federal oil, gas leases in Utah

Conservation group sues over federal oil, gas leases in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A conservation organization has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior over oil and gas leases offered in southeast Utah, claiming the parcels are packed with ancient cultural relics. The Deseret News reports Advocates for the West filed the suit Wednesday in federal court in […]

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Company to alter plan to leave historic petroglyphs in place

Company to alter plan to leave historic petroglyphs in place

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah mining company has decided to leave rocks containing ancient petroglyphs in place rather than move them as part of an anticipated expansion plan. The Daily Herald reports the Bureau of Land Management in August 2017 approved Kilgore Companies’ submitted notice of intent to expand its gravel […]

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BLM completes another big wild horse roundup in Nevada

BLM completes another big wild horse roundup in Nevada

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has completed its second big wild horse roundup in northern Nevada in recent weeks, removing 887 mustangs from the range in Elko County. The agency said Tuesday the horses were gathered Sept. 19-Oct. 2 in the Antelope Valley and Goshute […]

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Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans

Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans

KANAB, Utah (AP) — The management of the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will be the subject of two public meetings next month. The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday the open-house meetings will be held Oct. 15 and 16 in two cities near the southern Utah monument: Escalante […]

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Interior officials tours Utah city as possible BLM home

Interior officials tours Utah city as possible BLM home

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A U.S. Department of Interior leader reiterated the agency’s strong interest in moving the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to the West during a visit to a northern Utah city that is under consideration as a new home. Interior assistant secretary Susan Combs said the move […]

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Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government is issuing draft proposals for how it would like to manage two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last year in a move that angered conservation and tribal groups and triggered lawsuits. The Bureau of Land […]

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Group calls for investigation into horse roundup in Utah

Group calls for investigation into horse roundup in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wild-horse advocacy group is calling for an investigation after photos showed a horse hitting a barbed-wire fence during a roundup in Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune reports photographer Steve Paige, an observer affiliated with the American Wild Horse Campaign, says photos he shot Monday depict one […]

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