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.
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Agency says neither the designation of two new migration corridors, nor the agency’s broader approach to such habitat have been upset by pushback from influential user groups.
Critics say Interior Department leader’s actions contradict statements he made Saturday in Grand Teton National Park.
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney and U.S. Sen. John Barrasso are in step with the Trump administration in trying to limit public input and participation in natural resource affairs, critics say.
Sweetwater County commissioner calls on Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to remove sales from sensitive areas until planning is complete.