department of interior

Judge Delays BLM’s New Fracking Rules
U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl on Tuesday presided over eight hours of hearings about whether to block controversial new U.S. Bureau of Land Management regulations about hydraulic fracturing.
And a half-dozen hours before the rules were to go into effect Wednesday, Skavdahl eyed a proposed …
Feds To Return Mineral Payment Cuts to States
Mineral leasing revenues are typically split roughly evenly between the states and the Interior Department. The government last year paid $2.1 billion to the states under the mineral leasing program.