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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 [...]

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 [...]

19 05, 2017

Weekly Newsletter – 5/19/17

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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 [...]