BLM Taking Input On Split Estate Issues

Laramie, Wy – The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting recommendations to the way it currently handles split estate issues as they pertain to oil and gas development. There are many cases where federal minerals are under private land. B-L-M spokeswoman Heather Feeney says they are asking for a lot of input about what needs to be changed in their current approach. Feeney says the B-L-M has a website with drafts and a comment section. She says they also have plans to have on-site discussions. Rather then adopting specific state laws Feeney says they would prefer to set a national policy. But she says they may consider state laws as part of their proposed changes.