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Index to Public Lands News of April 21, 2017

Index to the current issue:

In the attached issue. . .

* ONLY TWO MORE WEEKS FOR RULE REVERSALS.  Law sets May 9 as deadline for Congress to undo Obama regulations.  O&G industry anticipates Senate will vote soon on revoking BLM methane rule, but busy Hill agenda.

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* ENVIROS GO ALL OUT TO BLOCK O&G SALES.  Object to scheduled sales in Utah, Colorado and Montana.  Protests and letters set the stage for lawsuits.  Target is ambitious Trump fossil fuels development agenda.

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* ONE WEEK TO NEXT BUDGET CRISIS.  Approps run out shortly and Hill has all kinds of obstacles to overcome.  No omnibus bill on table yet.

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* APD PROCESSING BLM PRIORITY; GRIJALVA SAYS NO.  Bureau plan puts quick APD decisions on top of pile.  Grijalva: Plenty of permits already.

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* HOUSE DEMS RETURN WITH RED ROCK BILL.  For almost 30 years they have introduced measure to protect 9.2 million acres in Utah.

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* ZINKE WON’T SUPPORT BISON RANGE BILL.  Reverses course on Obama plan to support legislation to transfer FWS unit management to tribe.

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