National (U.S.)

Almost 2/3 of Americans Live In Counties With Levees, FEMA Says

"The share of Americans living in counties and parishes that are at least partially protected by earthen and concrete levee systems increased to 62%, or more than 201 million people, in 2019, compared to 55% a decade earlier, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency statistics obtained by, a New Orleans-based advocacy group.

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 08/12/2020

"Interior Shrinks Oil, Gas Lease Sale Near Utah National Parks"

"The Trump administration on Tuesday responded to fierce local and environmental group opposition to oil and gas leasing near three Utah national parks and said much of that land will be left out of the Bureau of Land Management’s upcoming oil and gas lease sale for the state."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/12/2020

All 47 Senate Democrats Ask Trump To Withdraw Controversial BLM Nominee

"All 47 members of the Senate's Democratic caucus signed a letter opposing President Trump’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), citing William Perry Pendley’s history of controversial comments and opposition to federal ownership of public lands."

Source: The Hill, 08/12/2020


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