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19 05, 2017

Weekly Newsletter – 5/19/17

By | 2017-05-19T15:58:13+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , , |

Issues  Western senators want details on sage grouse plans. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this week, asking the secretary to lay out the department’s plans to ensure sage grouse [...]

31 03, 2017

Weekly Newsletter – 3/31/17

By | 2017-04-04T11:31:12+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Issues Zinke signs new order revoking Obama era mitigation policies. In a secretarial order on “American Energy Independence," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke revoked the department’s policy on offsetting the impacts of development on natural resources and has ordered a review [...]

2 09, 2016

Weekly Newsletter – 9/2/16

By | 2017-04-04T11:31:16+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Issues IPAA Submits Comments on FWS and NMFS Draft Revision to Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook. This week, IPAA submitted comments on the joint U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) draft revision to their Habitat [...]

3 06, 2016

Weekly Newsletter – 6/3/16

By | 2017-04-04T11:31:19+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Issues IPAA responds to proposed FWS mitigation policy. On March 8, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued proposed revisions to their mitigation policy, a policy that provides recommendations on mitigating adverse impacts of land and water developments on [...]

12 02, 2016

Weekly Newsletter – 2/12/16

By | 2017-04-04T11:31:24+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Issues IPAA talks ESA at Planning Conference. This week, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) invited experts on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to their 2016 Strategic Planning Conference. This included a panel on pollinators and a presentation by [...]

14 01, 2016

Weekly Newsletter – 1/14/16

By | 2017-04-04T11:31:25+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Issues FWS publishes 4(d) rule for northern long-eared bat. This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final 4(d) rule establishing guidelines for human interaction with the threatened northern long-eared bat (NLEB). The bat’s population has declined in [...]

26 02, 2013

BLM Announces “Rapid Ecoregional Assessment”

By | 2017-04-04T11:31:49+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Categories: Regulation News|Tags: , , , , |

Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its first in a series of “rapid ecoregional assessments (REA)”. BLM claims these assessments will better help protect sensitive wildlife habitat and guide energy development.  A copy of the REA, which was [...]