Good Start for Proposed Utah Ozone Regulations

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.

National Monument cuts evoke swift response

Tribal, environmental groups sue over the reduction of Utah’s protected lands   On Monday, in front of a crowd of handpicked supporters at Utah’s capital in Salt Lake City, President Trump issued two proclamations and announced the largest national monument reduction...

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...

Methane rule safe for now

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...

Utah Representative co-sponsors Recreation Act

Rep. Mia Love joins others on Recreation Not Red-Tape bill Last week, Utah Congresswoman Mia Love joined Reps. Simpson (R-ID), Beyer (D-VA), and Polis (D-CO) in co-sponsoring the Recreation Not Red-Tape Act (H.R 3400). The bill, a bipartisan effort from Utah...

Directive threatens balanced recreation planning

Administration imposes clumsy changes to NEPA, our bedrock environmental protection law   Prior to Labor Day weekend, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued Secretarial Order 3355 (SO 3355) designed to streamline National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews in order...