Environmental agency objects, along with others who say faulty justifications allowed approval of Delaware-sized Converse County Oil and Gas Project.
Wyoming adopts habitat mitigation rules as Trump’s BLM, thwarted by courts, issues second stab at greater sage grouse plan rewrite.
Conservation proposals dominate the offers but some of those could generate millions of dollars for schools.
U.S. Sens. Enzi, Barrasso opposed the bill that would permanently fund a program that brought $132 million in federal investment to Wyoming over 55 years. Cheney has a record of skepticism regarding the program.
Agency’s preferred alternatives don’t account for four-year population slide, wildfire risks or landscape-scale coordination as the BLM aligns federal conservation plans with states’, experts charge. Others back the federal plan.