Robert Abbey, dir, Bureau of Land Management, Dept of the Interior; Peter Schaumberg, Beveridge & Diamond
On Wednesday, December 14, join the DC Bar’s Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section for a brown bag lunch program with Bob Abbey, director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of the Interior.
The seminar begins at 12:15 and ends at 1:30 p.m.
Mr. Abbey oversees the management of 256 million acres owned by the United States -- more than any other federal agency. These public lands are primarily located in 12 western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. With a budget of about $1 billion, the BLM strives to fulfill its statutory, multiple-use mission, which involves managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production and conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands. During his tenure as BLM director, Mr. Abbey has been involved with a number of complex and interesting public land management issues, including implementation of Secretary of the Interior Salazar’s Wild Lands Policy, the permitting of expanded oil and gas development in the Rocky Mountains, challenges to coal leasing in the western United States, and efforts to increase renewable energy development on public lands.
To register for the lunch, visit www.dcbar.org or call (202) 626-3463.