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17 11, 2017

Weekly Newsletter – 11/17/17

By | 2017-11-17T18:53:57+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , |

Issues Government officials reassess federal sage grouse plans. Under an edict from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, government scientists and land managers are reviewing Obama-era Greater sage-grouse plans that have been condemned by miners, ranchers, and energy developers throughout the West. [...]

10 11, 2017

Weekly Newsletter – 11/10/17

By | 2017-11-10T17:36:40+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , |

Issues New partnership formed to improve conservation efforts. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) on Thursday announced a partnership between six oil and natural gas companies to provide greater support for conservation efforts in the Texas Permian Basin and [...]

3 11, 2017

Weekly Newsletter – 11/3/17

By | 2017-11-03T16:03:41+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , , |

Issues Administration calls for review and comment on Mitigation. This morning, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a notice in the Federal Register calling for public review and comment on its Service-wide Mitigation Policy and its Endangered Species Act [...]

20 10, 2017

Weekly Newsletter – 10/20/17

By | 2017-10-20T15:37:45+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , |

Issues Dunes sagebrush lizard causing problems for Texas sand miners. A thin, three-inch long lizard, the dunes sagebrush lizard, inhabits one particular type of sand found in Texas’ Permian Basin – a region that supplies more than 20 percent of [...]

13 10, 2017

Weekly Newsletter – 10/13/17

By | 2017-10-13T14:59:00+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , |

Issues House Committee wants less paperwork from federal agencies. The House Small Business Committee held a hearing this week to discuss what government agencies were doing to decrease the extensive reporting requirements that are currently imposed on small businesses. In [...]

6 10, 2017

Weekly Newsletter – 10/6/17

By | 2017-10-06T16:05:14+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , , |

Issues Department of Interior makes sweeping changes to sage-grouse conservation and management plans. The Interior Department lifted a mining ban on Greater sage-grouse habitat in Western states this week, “formally nixing a nearly two-year environmental impact statement evaluating the withdrawal [...]