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2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

https://www.boem.gov/NP-Draft-Proposed-Program-2019-2024/

Trump Administration proposal to revise Obama administration plans and open previously-protected U.S. off-shore waters to oil and gas drilling.  Identifies 47 potential areas, including the mid-Atlantic, where companies  could buy leases between 2019 and 2024 under the proposed plan.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

 

Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act

Categories: Congress,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Presidency,Property Rights,Recreation/Travel

https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/revised_final_report.pdf

Final report of the Secretary of the Interior which reviews the Antiquities Act of 1906 and the relative roles of the legislation and executive branch in declaring monuments.  Reviews and provides recommendations for all monuments designated from 1996 to the present.  From the Interior Department

 

Summary of Draft Report on National Monuments

https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/monument-report-summary.pdf

Covers findings and recommendations after 120 day review on national monuments as a result of an April 2017 presidential executive order.  Reviews areas visited by Secretary of Interior and also claims to provide much needed change for local communities regarding private property rights, timber harvesting, Tribal uses of land, and public access to public lands.  Few details included in the summary released to the public.  From the Department of the Interior

 

Waters of the U.S. Rulemaking

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule

Website for regulatory activity related to the Clean Water Rule designed to protect navigable waterways and wetlands. Contains the executive order and press release on the intent of the agency to rescind the rule and “recodify the regulatory text” as it existed prior to 2015.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

 

Reclamation Water Information System

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources

https://water.usbr.gov/

Provides historical and current data on water quality and levels for streams and reservoirs in the western part of the U.S.  View and download data from the site.  From the Bureau of Reclamation

 

Water Quality Changes in the Nation’s Streams and Rivers

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics

https://nawqatrends.wim.usgs.gov/swtrends/

Interactive map product which allows users to get a long-term look at water quality changes in U.S. rivers and streams over time.  Covers 1400 sites from 1972 to 2012.  From the Geological Survey

 

State of the Global Climate in 2016

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://library.wmo.int/opac/doc_num.php?explnum_id=3414

2016 was the warmest year on record: 1.1 degrees Centigrade above the pre-industrial period and 0.06 above the previous record set in the previous year.  Covers key findings in temperature, oceans, greenhouse gases, precipitation, sea ice and glaciers, and extreme events.  From the World Meteorological Organization

 

Federal Coal Program: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement-Scoping Report Appendices Vol. 2

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/65353/95108/115024/Coal_PEIS_Vol_II_508.pdf

Contains the list of commenters, the comments by issue category, and an annotated bibliography.  Volume 2 of 2 volumes.  From the Interior Department

 

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