Bloomberg Law
April 7, 2023, 9:30 AMUpdated: April 7, 2023, 1:08 PM

Oil, Gas, Renewables at Stake as BLM Revamps Land Use Rule (1)

Bobby Magill
Bobby Magill

Defining conservation as a “use” of federal land as part of a new Interior Department proposal threatens oil and gas development and indicates a shift in how large swaths of the West are managed, natural resources lawyers say.

“A legal challenge to the rule is almost certain,” said Katie Schroder, partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP in Denver.

The department’s Bureau of Land Management on Monday published its proposed Public Lands Rule, which began a 75-day public comment period, aiming to help land managers respond and adapt to climate change. The proposal would require officials managing ...

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