Energy DevelopmentWorking with coal, methane, oil, and gas developers on responsible extraction.
As the recreation economy grows as an economic driver across the country, potential conflicts between recreation access and energy development are increasing. However, there are a variety of tools that can be used to alleviate these conflicts and optimize public land use for nearby communities. An increasing number of prosperous communities benefitting from thriving recreation economies have addressed common problems from energy developments that impact recreation. These communities have pursued solutions and policy recommendations to protect and enhance recreation economies in order to plan for balanced use of multiple uses on public lands.
Learn more below about some energy development projects Public Land Solutions is currently playing an active role with.
Oil & Gas
Finding the right balance between energy developments and the communities they impact. Learn More.
Utah’s Division of Air Quality board will vote January 3 on whether to adopt the proposed rule changes to the way oil and gas development is regulated on public lands in the state. The updated rules could go into effect later this month. Below is Public Land Solutions’ statement on the current proposed rules.read more
Public Land Solutions Urges the Bureau of Land Management To Reconsider Oil and Gas Leases Near Chaco Culture National Historic Park
Today Public Land Solutions urged the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reconsider proposed oil and gas leases near Chaco Culture National Historic Park and more carefully analyze how these developments may negatively affect the regional recreation economy, including...read more
California court rules Interior Department must continue with regulations Earlier this month, a federal court in California ruled that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) unlawfully postponed key compliance dates for the methane waste rule earlier this summer, meaning...read more
A new PLS white paper outlines proven strategies and policies for allowing recreation and energy development to exist in harmony.read more
On March 7 several leading outdoor businesses, such as Patagonia, Petzl, Woolwich, and Oars wrote Congress urging member of the US Senate to vote against the use of the Congressional Review Act for the Bureau of Land Management Methane and Waste Prevention Rule.read more
Today, approximately 25 local businesses sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management St. George Field Office opposing a plan to sell three oil and gas leases near to Zion National Park. The businesses join a chorus of concern for the leases. Washington County, the City of Springdale, and over 40,000 citizens have also voiced concerns for the proposed lease sale.read more