Tag Archives: Oil Drilling

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Tallahassee, Florida — Republican Governor Ron Desantis of Florida made a move to protect the Everglades from oil production. On Jan. 15, 2020, he announced the largest purchase of wetlands in a decade as the state of Florida will spend between $16 and $18 million…

(EnviroNews Alaska) — In Mike Dunleavy’s first year as Governor of Alaska, he managed to alienate constituents by severely slashing education, social programs and Medicaid. His actions prompted a state-wide recall attempt in July 2019. Now, the Governor is making a strong push to open Alaska’s protected oil and…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Boise, Idaho — A federal court judge said the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFWS) “looked at the trees without looking at the forest,” by artificially minimizing dangers facing the imperiled greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). The ruling strikes down a…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — On September 12, 2019, the Trump Administration announced its plan to open up Alaska’s pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling for the very first time. The victory for the oil industry came in a Department of the Interior…

(EnviroNews Wyoming) — Casper, Wyoming — In February 2018, the Deputy Forest Supervisor of Bridger-Teton National Forest released a set of guidelines and requirements for a proposed oil and gas drilling project within the Forest’s borders. True Oil LLC, a Casper, Wyoming-based petroleum company, wants to explore about…

(EnviroNews Idaho) — Conservation groups are celebrating a rare win for the environment, animals, and cleaner air as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has called off a proposed oil and gas lease sale set for March near eastern Idaho’s Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge, an important habitat…

(EnviroNews Nature) — On Aug. 3, 2017, Defenders of Wildlife (Defenders) released a pilot report demonstrating how satellite data, remote sensing and cloud computing can be used to monitor wildlife habitat loss. Defenders’ Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI), which focuses on the use of technology and data in…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Blanding, Utah — Following President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13792, signed on April 26, 2017, which mandates the review of national monument designations dating back to 1996, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) Ryan Zinke headed to Utah with two-day’s…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administrators have drafted a “Priority Work List” that reveals BLM’s focus on oil, gas and coal development on federal land as well as the security of the U.S.-Mexico border. E&E News obtained the internal documents,…

(EnviroNews Idaho) — Payette, Idaho — A heated and starkly divided public appeal hearing over a railway transportation facility, a.k.a. “bomb train station,” went down in Payette County Idaho on December 4, 2014. The highlights, EnviroNews Idaho’s in-depth report, and excerpts from the transcript are as follows: Joli…