Tag: Bureau

U.S. Department of Interior Moves to Streamline Solar Development in the West

As my colleagues Kristen Castaños and Melissa Foster posted on the Stoel Rives California Environmental Law Blog, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced today that it will publish the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (“Solar PEIS”) for solar energy development in six southwestern states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.  The Solar PEIS is a … Continue Reading

Energy Law Alert: BIA Proposes Regulations for Surface Leases of Trust Land for Energy and Other Uses

A legal update from our colleagues Michael O’Connell and Stephen Kelly: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on November 29, 2011 published proposed regulations for leasing tribal and individual Indian trust land for business and residential uses. The comment period runs through January 30, 2012. It will take the BIA some time to review and respond … Continue Reading

BLM Notices Interim and Proposed Rules Protecting Renewable Energy Development From Mining Claims

Stoel Rives attorney Heath Curtiss, one of the co-authors of "Federal Land Issues with Siting and Permitting" in our Law of Wind, describes a Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") plan to protect certain land suitable for renewables development from the location of mining claims : As many of our clients with right-of-way (“ROW”) applications pending before BLM know, … Continue Reading
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