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Feds outline ways policy hampers energy development, a longstanding gripe in Wyoming

October 26, 2017 in News

Federal policies that impede energy development are in the crosshairs at agencies like the Bureau of Land Management, where the Interior Department has mandated a series of intensive reviews and identified a list of impending changes.

In a report released Wednesday, Interior noted key western issues its officers say may need reform. Those include sage grouse management, the permitting of oil and gas wells by the BLM and a proposed end or limitation on self-bonding for coal companies from the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement. The Environmental Protection Agency released a similar report outlining how its own rules were causing economic disruption.

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