EnvironmentalPolicy

A collection of High Country News articles concerning public policy and the environment.
In Congress, an effort to curtail national monuments
In Congress, an effort to curtail national monuments
Any monument larger than a square mile would require additional review.
Trump’s BLM removes a hurdle for controversial Cadiz project
Trump’s BLM removes a hurdle for controversial Cadiz project
The Mojave Desert project moves forward without typical environmental review.
Latest: More pushback against coal export terminals
Latest: More pushback against coal export terminals
Proposed terminal in Longview, Washington, denied key water permit.
San Francisco sues Big Oil for climate adaptation
San Francisco sues Big Oil for climate adaptation
Sea level rise could lead to catastrophic flooding, and the city blames Exxon and BP.
Interior has yet to meet with Bears Ears tribal leaders
Interior has yet to meet with Bears Ears tribal leaders
Zinke is losing the faith of a tribal coalition as a monument review looms.
Tribal nations fight removal of grizzly protections
Tribal nations fight removal of grizzly protections
Leaders worry delisting could invite energy exploration in historic areas.
The Navajo Nation’s coal economy was built to be exploited
The Navajo Nation’s coal economy was built to be exploited
When the plant closes, the Navajo people will suffer.
Under Trump, tribal land ownership is not a priority
Under Trump, tribal land ownership is not a priority
Hearings and Interior statements signal a step back for tribes trying to acquire lands.
Where federal agencies are failing Indian Country
Where federal agencies are failing Indian Country
A government report shows ‘high-risk’ problems haven’t been addressed.
Tribes commit to uphold Paris climate agreement
Tribes commit to uphold Paris climate agreement
Western nations take action on climate change — and push for self-governance.
How will Medicaid cuts affect health care in Indian Country?
How will Medicaid cuts affect health care in Indian Country?
The U.S. government is poised to limit funding for Indian Health Services.
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
The population is exploding, but the tribe doesn’t have funding to manage it.
National Park Service survey finds widespread harassment
National Park Service survey finds widespread harassment
After survey finds 1 in 10 employees report sexual harassment, agency promises action.
In the West, fishing is more regulated than buying a gun
In the West, fishing is more regulated than buying a gun
We stop large-caliper hooks but do nothing about large-caliber weapons.
An ‘ill-conceived’ road through Alaskan wilderness
An ‘ill-conceived’ road through Alaskan wilderness
The Trump administration’s backdoor land swap could set a dangerous precedent.
The battle over Alaska refuge oil reignites under Trump
The battle over Alaska refuge oil reignites under Trump
Will Congress break its stalemate on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
One race may tip Washington’s state Senate from red to blue
One race may tip Washington’s state Senate from red to blue
Campaign donations are flowing at record pace for a state Senate seat in the high-tech suburbs of Seattle.
The takedown of the Clean Power Plan begins
The takedown of the Clean Power Plan begins
Scott Pruitt helps Trump deliver on campaign promise: Reduce EPA to ‘little tidbits.’
Gina McCarthy holds out hope on climate policy
Gina McCarthy holds out hope on climate policy
The former head of the EPA isn’t despairing despite Trump administration rollbacks.
U.S. and Mexico agree to share a shrinking Colorado River
U.S. and Mexico agree to share a shrinking Colorado River
The two nations are poised to sign an updated water pact to deal with drought.