Federal Land In California Could Be Opened Up To More FrackingThe Bureau of Land Management is considering leases that could allow fracking on nearly 2 million acres of California land, including federal mineral estates in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Ventura counties.
Trump Gives Green Light To Water Pumping Project Under Mojave DesertReversing an Obama-era policy, the Trump administration is clearing a path for a private company to pump water from beneath the Mojave Desert and sell it in Southern California.
Crews Work To Surround Thousand-Acre Wildfire In Kern CountyCrews are working to surround a wildfire that has charred at least 1,000 acres of brush and timber in a wilderness area of Kern County.
Agencies Get Up To Speed On Latest Firefighting AircraftWith more frequent red flag alerts combined with Southern California's extreme drought conditions, state and federal agencies are getting up to speed on the latest firefighting aircraft.
$5.8M Settlement Reached In Mojave Desert Off-Road Race Crash That Killed 8An 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.
U.S. Approves 5th Solar Plant For Mojave DesertThe 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 RacesThe 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 NationwideFederal 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.
Bureau To Review Off-Road Wreck That Killed 8 FansThe 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.