Funds from overturned oil and gas lease sales have already been disbursed for school kids, elderly, disabled and those “below the poverty line,” Wyoming said.
With oil and gas prices at an all-time low, the BLM continues putting public lands out for bid to an industry that is in an economic tailspin, writes guest columnist Franz Camenzind, even as COVID-19 inhibits public participation.
Budd says rig activity is not shifting to core habitat, despite spikes in leases and permits. The rate of drilling there, however, has doubled.
Sweetwater County commissioner calls on Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to remove sales from sensitive areas until planning is complete.