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.
Court rejects mining industry’s challenge to 20-year moratorium on new claims Supreme Court decided last week not to hear a case challenging the current ban on new uranium mining in the Grand Canyon. The decision leaves in place a December 2017 Ninth Circuit Court of...read more
Case to revive the rule can continue On Monday June 4th, a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a request from California, New Mexico, and various environmental groups asking to revive the 2016 Methane Rule, as the Department of the Interior (DOI) continues its...read more
Recreation investments and the Land Water Conservation Fund key to economic prosperity Last week, Public Land Solutions (PLS) and a group of local elected officials from three states met with Department of the Interior staff, US Senators and Representatives, and...read more
Companies of all sizes express concerns over rollback Public Land Solutions (PLS) recently submitted a letter signed by 35 outdoor industry businesses outlining concerns over the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed revisions to the 2016 Methane Rule....read more
Proposed changes would roll back taxpayer and environmental protections After multiple failed attempts at repeal, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has published its draft revision the 2016 Methane Waste Rule. Nine days after the revisions were published, a U.S....read 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