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 …