Index to Public Lands News of January 23, 2015
Index to the current issue:
* SRS FAILURE MAY COST COUNTIES. Administration says they may just receive share of timber revenues (about $50 million) rather than old SRS payments ($300 million-plus) because Hill didn’t act last month. Still time.
* OBAMA GIVES BLM BIG CLIMATE ROLE. Directs to follow-through on promised regs to limit flaring and venting. Tells EPA and BLM to coordinate.
* WYDEN BACK WITH O&C BILL. To increase timber sales while protecting
million acres. Blames House for failure last year. Many critics.
* NEW HILL LEADERSHIP SORTING OUT. Murkowski, Bishop take over authorizing panels. McClintock to chair Federal Lands panel, Lamborn at energy.
* MEXICAN WOLF PLAN UPS TERRITORY. FWS would allow for population of 300+ but environmentalists say 750+ a better number. Also relisted.
* SIMPSON REINTRODUCES EMERGENCY FIRE BILL. With Rep. Schrader. Insures that plan to shift approps to disaster funding remains on table.
* PUBLIC LANDS IN MIDDLE OF KEYSTONE DEBATE. Amendment to limit federal land acquisitions rejected. APD expedition amendment on the floor.
* POLITICS, PRICE MAY AFFECT ANWR BILL. Young leasing bill faces better prospects in Senate but plummeting oil price may be disincentive.
* ENVIROS FILE GUNNISON GROUSE SUIT. Say FWS should designate as endangered rather than threatened. Colorado: No listing is necessary.
* IBLA DECISIONS.
* CONFERENCE CALENDAR.