Bureau of Land Management

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    Fossil Fuels on Public Lands

    The federal government owns about 640 million acres of the total 2.3 billion acres of land in the United States. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which leases land to fossil fuel producers, oversees 700 million acres of subsurface minerals and 28.3 million acres of public land. These areas are meant to support multiple uses and sustained yields that match…

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