Sample Letter to IRA Adminstrator DOC
Development of natural areas in the United States, coupled with expected changes in climate, have increased the importance of migration corridors that connect protected natural areas.
[ Report: Proposed BLM methane waste rule will increase production, revenue in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin ]
An analysis of more than 8,700 low-producing natural gas wells in two counties in the San Juan Basin, San Juan and Rio Arriba, determined that BLM’s rule will have little to no negative impact on these marginal wells.
In the Pacific Northwest, roughly 24 million acres of forest are protected from destructive clear-cut logging and managed as part of a vast, intertwined ecosystem that stretches from Northern California to the Canadian border.
In early April, the U.S. Forest Service issued a draft environmental impact statement recommending that this forest in the Wyoming Range withdraw consent to lease 30 parcels—nearly 40,000 acres—of land for oil and gas leasing.
The measure would permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, protect two wilderness areas in New Mexico and address water supply and river restoration efforts in the Yakima Basin in Washington state.
This amendment, sponsored by Senators Heller (R-NV) and Heinrich (D-NM) supports a smart approach to facilitating wind, solar and geothermal energy in the best places on public lands, representing a balanced view of how our public lands should be used.