This August, the court gave the BLM until November 2023 to analyze other coal leasing alternatives and disclose the public health impacts, both climate and non-climate, of burning fossil fuels from the planning areas.
The Petroleum Association of Wyoming is alleging that the Bureau of Land Management has cost Wyoming millions of dollars in revenue due to their failure to issue a notice for competitive lease sale by a 45-day deadline.
More firefighters continue to arrive on a wildfire burning roughly 50 miles south of Rock Springs in both Utah and Wyoming.
As of noon Thursday, 217 firefighters are battling the Richard Mountain Fire, which has grown to 7,064 acres.
BLM Operations Section Chief Mike Wengert said that "decent weather" has given firefighters an advantage in working the fire...