Land policies to be tested in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas

FILE - In this April 12, 2014, file photo rancher Cliven Bundy, top center, addresses his supporters along side Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, right, while being guarded by self-described militia members in the foreground. Twice federal prosecutors in Las Vegas have failed to win full convictions of men who had guns during an April …

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BLM Replaces Mountain Landscape Photo With Coal Seam On Home Page

April 6, 20177:06 PM ET Kirk Siegler Twitter A quiet change to the website photo banner of a relatively obscure federal agency is causing a bit of an outsize stir on social media. On the top of its home page, the Bureau of Land Management, which manages more than 200 million acres of public land …

Trump Just Made The Biggest Sale Of Drilling Rights On Federal Land In 4 Years

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made its largest lease sale in four years, marking the start of President Donald Trump’s plans to expand drilling on federal lands. BLM sold drilling rights on 278 parcels of public land for $129.3 million. Bids ranged from $2 per acre to $16,500 per acre. The land sold was …

Finicum family, Bureau of Land Management still tangling a year after fatal standoff

  Widow fights for grazing rights A year after her husband Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was fatally shot by police after a standoff near Burns, Oregon, his widow Jeanette is continuing her fight against the Bureau of Land Management over grazing rights for the family’s cattle herds. ... more >   By Valerie Richardson - The …

US interior secretary, officials warn of ‘impacts’ from Bundy brothers’ acquittal

  VIDEO HERE! The US interior secretary is urging vigilance, following the Bundy brothers being found not guilty of crimes relating to a six-week armed Oregon standoff. A Bureau of Land Management chief echoed the message, warning of “potential impacts of the verdict.” “As we digest the jury’s verdict, our foremost priority continues to be …