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Forest Service seeks public comment on pipeline survey

View of the George Washington National Forest in Virginia. (Image: John W. Iwanski via Flickr)

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says the public can weigh in through March 21 on whether to allow surveys through the George Washington National Forest for a proposed natural gas pipeline. The energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are proposing a 14.3-mile route through the national forest for the $5 billion energy project. The pipeline would ...

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US Forest Service rejects proposed forest route for pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. Forest Service has rejected the proposed route of a 550-mile natural gas pipeline through national forests in Virginia and West Virginia because of concerns over the project’s impact on an endangered salamander and other resources. In a letter this week to federal regulators, the Forest Service said the builders of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline ...

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States find their voice on federal land use

WASHINGTON — It’s a battle long fought, but seldom won: States want to gain control of federal land within their borders. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Forest Service, and other federal agencies control vast swaths of the land in some Western states, as much as 80 percent in Nevada. But local residents are often frustrated with federal ...

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Ex-Forest Service leaders urge cancellation of leases

KALISPELL, Mont. — Nineteen former U.S. Forest Service Leaders are asking federal officials to cancel all oil and gas leases on land east of Glacier National Park that is considered sacred by Native Americans. The Oct. 19 letter comes with the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management set to decide whether to cancel a drilling lease owned by Louisiana-based ...

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More sections of national forest to be surveyed for pipeline

ROANOKE, Va. — The developer of a proposed natural gas pipeline plans to survey additional sections of the Jefferson National Forest for a possible route. The Roanoke Times reports that the U.S. Forest Service has authorized Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC to survey two sections of the forest in Giles County and one in Montgomery County. Jefferson and George Washington national ...

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US panel: Cancel drilling lease near Glacier National Park

HELENA, Mont. — A federal panel recommended Monday that the U.S. government cancel a long-suspended drilling lease on land near Montana’s Glacier National Park that is considered sacred to Native American tribes. The recommendation by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation comes as Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Solenex is suing the U.S. government to lift the decades-old suspension on the lease ...

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North Dakota oil producers, regulators spar over new rules

FARGO, N.D.  – North Dakota’s oil producers and their federal regulators spared at an industry conference on Tuesday over a raft of new rules with broad implications for energy development, the latest escalation in a war of words that has both parties aiming to sway public opinion. The public spat at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual meeting comes as ...

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