Latest Bureau of Land Management News

Bureau of Land Management shrinks proposed size of controversial Idaho wind farm project

Jun. 10, 2024 23:21 PM EDT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The federal Bureau of Land Management’s preferred alternative for a proposed large-scale wind energy farm in southern Idaho would shrink its size by nearly half and move it farther from a national historic site. The proposed Lava Ridge wind farm has...

BLM buys about 3,700 acres of land adjacent to Río Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico

May. 30, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced the acquisition Thursday of about 3,700 acres (1,497 hectares) of land adjacent to the Río Grande del Norte National Monument in northern New Mexico near the Colorado border. BLM officials said the agency plans to...

US proposes ending new federal leases in nation's biggest coal region

May. 16, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed an end to new coal leasing from federal reserves in the most productive coal mining region in the U.S. as officials seek to limit climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions from burning the fuel. The Bureau of Land...