New BLM director will hopefully reform and improve Utah land management
"But Salazar's reforms of the
Bureau of Land Management's environmental review practices, and his
decision to replace Selma Sierra with Juan Palma as Utah BLM director,
point the national and local offices toward better stewardship. Sierra
dutifully carried out the Bush policies and her regional management
plans elevated the interests of energy developers and off-road-vehicle
users. Utahns concerned with preserving Utah's fragile lands will not
Bennett seeks to block onshore drilling reform
Senator Bennett, in conjunction with Senator Hatch, introduced legislation Wednesday which attempts to block the positive reforms of Secretary Salazar on Utah's BLM lands.
Bennett believes that the new regulation would add more red tape in energy production.