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Index to Public Lands News of November 28, 2014

Index to the current issue:

* MOST ROAN PLATEAU LEASES TO BE CANCELLED.  Agreement among all parties would have feds buy out 17 of 19 leases on top of plateau.  Leases near base still valid.  Enviros to end litigation.  Counties at risk?

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* WESTERNERS ASK FOR SRS, PILT MONEY.  Governors, Congressmen, locals all petition Congress for an appropriation now, and law extensions.

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* GREENS PROMISE GUNNISON GROUSE LAWSUIT.  Formally advise FWS they will ask court to demand endangered designation, rather than threatened.

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* FEDERAL SHUTDOWN CHANCES APPEAR LESS LIKELY.  GOP had initially talked of appropriations blockage in response to new immigration policy.

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* WYDEN’S O&C MEASURE FAULTED, BUT MAJOR BACKERS.  Industry says committee-passed bill wouldn’t guarantee timber.  Greens say too much timber.

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* ENVIROS KEEP UP METHANE, FLARING ATTACK.  In two new reports they say EPA and the states should crack down to help slow global warming.

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* O&G LANDMEN ASK FEE HIKE ON PERMITS.  Say House should act on Senate-passed bill that would speed permits with money from processing fee.

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* GW FOREST CALLS OFF O&G LEASING.  Will not allow in future, but forest plan says existing leases can be developed.  Old fracking dispute.

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* WEST GOVS ADD VOICES TO WETLAND RULE CRITICISM.  But don’t ask EPA and Corps to cancel, just longer comment period.  Others ask withdrawal.

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