In 2018 the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) released Secretarial Order 3362, a directive intended to align the department’s development priorities with the wildlife management and conservation needs of Western states. The action was met with praise from sportsmen’s groups who applauded it as an important step in giving greater attention to big game habitats.
Now just one year later a new Center for American Progress analysis reveals how the BLM has shown disregard for the order’s goals, allowing oil and gas development in wildlife corridors. This analysis raises questions about the DOI’s commitment to the letter and spirit of the secretarial order to improve big game wildlife habitat.
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