Order prevents drilling and ground disturbance on 449 oil and gas leases covering 334,762 acres in Wyoming until BLM resolves shortcomings in Trump-era approval.
Department of the Interior
Critics say Interior Department leader’s actions contradict statements he made Saturday in Grand Teton National Park.
Mead asks BLM to honor Wyoming’s regs requiring oil and gas companies to make up for habitat destruction as candidates support imperiled bird.
Park Superintendent Dan Wenk loses skirmish with Trump administration and is told to decide by Aug. 2 to accept transfer, resign or face firing.
Legislation would prohibit Interior from enforcing federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing when states have their own rules.