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Bureau of Land Management


$5.8M Settlement Reached In Mojave Desert Off-Road Race Crash That Killed 8

An agreement has been reached to pay $5.8 million to the families of eight people killed and 12 injured in a California desert off-road race crash in 2010, a lawyer said Wednesday.


(Credit: AP Photo/Solar Systems)

U.S. Approves 5th Solar Plant For Mojave Desert

The secretary of the interior has approved a big solar energy plant in the Mojave Desert, the fifth such project on western U.S. public lands to win federal authorization.



Agency Promises To Beef Up Presence At Races

The agency charged with monitoring off-road racing on federal lands is promising to increase staffing and crack down on violations of racing permits.



BLM Expands Off-Road Race Reviews Nationwide

Federal officials promised tighter scrutiny of off-road racing Friday, expanding nationwide its review of the sport run on public lands as a race in Nevada went forward less than a week after a deadly accident in California.


8 people were killed when a truck lost control and plowed into spectators during the California 200 race in Lucerne Valley. (credit: John Casper)

Bureau To Review Off-Road Wreck That Killed 8 Fans

The federal Bureau of Land Management is conducting an official review of a weekend accident at an off-road race in the California desert that killed eight spectators.