Bureau of Land Management

Kern County farmer Tom Frantz captured these images of dumping at a Vintage Production fracking site. (Tom Frantz)

Federal Bureau Okays Oil And Gas Leasing For Fracking In California To Resume

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it will resume oil and gas leasing for fracking on federal land in California next year.

08/29/2014

horses

Bay Area Mustang Advocate Slams Bill That Would Allow States, Tribes To Manage Wild Horses

A Berkeley-based wild horse advocate spoke out against a proposed bill that would put the management of wild horses and burros under state jurisdiction.

07/12/2014

Mustang Roundup

Animal Rights Advocates Use Endangered Species Act To Halt Nevada Wild Horse Roundups

Efforts to halt mustang roundups in Congress and the courts have been unsuccessful over the past decade, but two groups in a petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service are focusing on genetics and research they say prove the horses are a native species.

06/28/2014

Mustang Roundup

Internal BLM Memo Proposes Euthanization Of Wild Horses As ‘Act of Mercy’

A copy an August internal BLM memo shows that Joan Guilfoyle recommended euthanizing wild horses on the range “as an act of mercy if animals decline to near-death condition” as a result of drought.

02/22/2014

Mustang mare (Photo courtesy Protect Mustangs)

Wild Horse Advocates’ Legal Victory Halts Roundups In NorCal Forest

Protect Mustangs, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, and Citizens Against Equine Slaughter won their lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service to halt the government’s two-year roundup agreement.

09/28/2013

Mustang Roundup

BLM Set To Remove 1,300 Wild Mustangs In West This Summer

U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they plan to remove only 1,300 wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.

07/21/2013

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BLM Seeks Ways To Protect Wild Horses From Heat After Pressure From Bay Area Advocate

The BLM will hold a public workshop to solicit ideas on how to protect wild horses from excessive heat at a major holding facility in response to criticism from an Oakland-based advocacy group.

07/20/2013

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

Feds Postpone California Lease Auctions For Oil, Gas Drilling

Federal land managers are postponing all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October, citing budget problems and low staffing, and the toll of environmental litigation.

05/07/2013

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Central California Fracking

Two environmental groups filed a new lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in federal court in San Jose Thursday, accusing it of failing to study the risks of fracking on 17,833 acres of public land in Monterey County and the Central Valley that it leased to 15 oil development companies.

04/18/2013

(CBS)

Some Central Calif. Landowners May Not Have Say On ‘Fracking’

California landowners could be sitting on oil rich land deep beneath the land their home sits on. While landowners may own the surface land, what lies beneath could be sold off if oil is discovered.

10/27/2012

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