Bureau of Land Management

CHEYENNE (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon announced Thursday that Wyoming has filed a second lawsuit against the Department of Interior related to the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to “pause” oil and gas lease sales.  In the first lawsuit, the state challenged the Biden administration’s early...
CASPER – As Wyoming’s next federal oil and gas lease sale nears, officials are figuring out how, exactly, to accommodate a Congressional mandate to tie leasing to renewables.  A provision in the Inflation Reduction Act passed this summer restricts the ability of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)...
BUFFALO – An influx of federal dollars to the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission could mean that 162 orphan oil and gas wells in Johnson County are eventually plugged and reclaimed. The commission was awarded $25 million that will go toward plugging and reclaiming orphan wells as well as...
POWELL — The volunteer firefighter whose wife was killed in a November, 2021, fire in Clark has sued the local power company and a tree trimming contractor as part of a wrongful death suit.  Jerry Ruth’s wife Cindy died while trying to escape the fire in an area of homes near the Montana border...
CASPER — What first emerged years ago as an unusual practice by the Wyoming GOP State Central Committee now illustrates the extent to which some members of the Republican Party have moved the post defining what it means to be a conservative in the state.  The GOP State Central Committee passed a...
CASPER – Gov. Mark Gordon won a second term Tuesday, defeating Democrat Theresa Livingston and Libertarian Jared Baldes.  The Associated Press called the race in Gordon’s favor two minutes after the polls closed in Wyoming.  “Both Jennie and I feel honored and I guess also very humbled by the...
CASPER —Wyoming’s oil and gas industry will not appeal a federal judge’s ruling this summer that the federal government legally paused new oil and gas leasing during the first quarter of 2021.  U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl sided with the Biden administration and several environmental...
RAWLINS (WNE) —The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office is preparing for two collaborative project installations in Carbon County.  Rawlins Field Office wildlife biologists and rangeland management specialists have been collaborating with members of local schools and local businesses on a...
BUFFALO — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will vote at an upcoming meeting on whether to purchase the Ellis Sheep Company Ranch off of Hazleton Road for $3.45 million. The 2,640-acre parcel located in Johnson and Washakie counties would become a Wildlife Habitat Management Area. According to...
BUFFALO — Bureau of Land Management fire personnel descended on a field of sagebrush off of Hazelton Road in the Bighorn Mountains on Oct. 19. Dressed in yellow shirts, green pants and a red hard hat that make up the firefighter's uniform, 17 crew members gathered for a briefing that precedes each...

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