Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

2:40am

Wed May 8, 2013
It's All Politics

Congress Considers Patch To Keep Helium Supply Afloat

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 12:39 pm

Deward Cawthon, a plant operator at the Federal Helium Reserve, walks through the Federal Crude Helium Enrichment Unit near Amarillo, Texas, in 2011.
Joyce Marshall MCT/Landov

The Senate is considering legislation to prevent a global helium shortage from worsening in October. That's when one huge supply of helium in the U.S. is set to terminate. The House overwhelmingly passed its own bill last month to keep the Federal Helium Program going.

That was a relief to industries that can't get along without helium. The gas is used in MRI machines, semiconductors, aerospace equipment, lasers and of course balloons.

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12:26pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Environment

BLM Introduces New Rules for Wild Horse Round-ups

A BLM helicopter rounds up horses in the Stone Cabin Valley of Nevada in the winter of 2012.
Dave Philipps

The Bureau of Land Management is issuing new policy directives for wild horse round-ups on federal lands in Colorado and the West.

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2:22pm

Mon December 10, 2012
Environment

Interior Secretary Moves To Tighten Rules Over Sale Of Wild Horses

Ken Salazar, Interior Secretary
Department of the Interior

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar says he will tighten regulations of the federal government's wild horse program, restricting the number of horses people can buy and making it easier for the government to prosecute buyers who sell mustangs to slaughter.

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10:02am

Tue November 13, 2012
Environment

Buyer Of Wild Horses Under Investigation By State, Feds

A BLM helicopter rounds up horses in the Stone Cabin Valley of Nevada in the winter of 2012
Dave Philipps

A southern Colorado man under investigation for his handling of protected wild horses has admitted to state regulators that he shipped animals out of Colorado in violation of brand inspection laws, officials said.

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1:12pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Environment

Investigating the BLM’s Wild Horse Sales Program

A BLM helicopter rounds up horses in the Stone Cabin Valley of Nevada in the winter of 2012.
Dave Philipps
  • Grace Hood interviewing Dave Philipps for All Things Considered

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