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Land Bureau Begins Overhaul of Flashpoint Grazing Rules

The Bureau of Land Management is taking the initial steps to overhaul grazing regulations on public lands—a flashpoint issue that fueled the Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s and the 2016 standoff at Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

California Sues Over Federal Fracking Plans

California and its environmental agencies are suing the federal Bureau of Land Management to halt a plan that would open up more than 1 million acres of land to oil and gas drilling, including fracking.

PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

97% of Americans have a detectable amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in their blood, but we don’t yet know all of their health effects. The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S., and the OECD says there could be 5,000 types worldwide. States are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.

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