Bureau of Land Management

An order beginning the merger of the federal department that regulates surface mining with the Bureau of Land Management is set to take effect in two weeks. The consolidation was the subject of a hearing today before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

The only people at the hearing before the committee who seemed to be in favor of the merger were the representatives from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and the Department of the Interior. Everyone else—from senators to representatives from state programs—criticized Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s proposal and complained that the DOI hadn’t sought any input on the merger before issuing the order. [click to continue…]

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Federal Government Offers Wild Horses, Burros for Adoption Tomorrow

by Erica Peterson November 4, 2011

Due to overpopulation, there are more wild horses in captivity in the United States than there are running wild. The federal Bureau of Land Management is hoping to unload horses and burros and will offer them for adoption tomorrow at the Gatewood Arena in Dry Ridge. There will be about 30 animals available for adoption—several […]

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