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Latest: The EPA drops mine cleanup proposal
Latest: The EPA drops mine cleanup proposal
Obama-era plan required mining companies to prove they can pay for remediation.
Utah national monuments face dramatic reductions
Utah national monuments face dramatic reductions
Cutbacks to Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears spark protests and lawsuits.
Comment period ending for sage grouse review
Comment period ending for sage grouse review
An Interior Department overhaul of collaborative protection plans could sacrifice birds for development.
Latest: Former Oregon Gov. avoids corruption charges
Latest: Former Oregon Gov. avoids corruption charges
Federal charges against John Kitzhaber have been dropped.
Denver neighborhoods sue over highway expansion
Denver neighborhoods sue over highway expansion
Residents say the $1.2 billion project would increase pollution and health problems.
More than 1 million comments were submitted to Interior
More than 1 million comments were submitted to Interior
The public comment period following Trump’s order on monuments has closed.
Bundy Ranch ‘gunmen’ face retrial in Las Vegas
Bundy Ranch ‘gunmen’ face retrial in Las Vegas
New evidence links defendants to other anti-government gatherings in the West.
The California drought isn’t over, it just went underground
The California drought isn’t over, it just went underground
The race to dig deeper wells is a losing game for small rural communities.
Court rejects temporary block to the methane rule
Court rejects temporary block to the methane rule
The ruling snarls Trump’s directive to rollback environmental regulations.
Week in review: June 30
Week in review: June 30
Fire season is here, a new wolf recovery plan and health care protester arrests.
What ‘America First’ means for energy development
What ‘America First’ means for energy development
At a hearing, a discussion of Trump’s aggressive oil and gas leasing policies.
Clean water repeal moves forward
Clean water repeal moves forward
The public can now weigh in on the Trump administration’s regulatory rollback.
What Joe Arpaio represents in today’s American West
What Joe Arpaio represents in today’s American West
The embattled lawman faces charges of criminal contempt.
Fires sweep the Southwest
Fires sweep the Southwest
In an unseasonably hot and dry West, an intense fire season takes shape.
Week in review: June 23
Week in review: June 23
What you missed amid the health care hubbub: offshore drilling sales, EPA buyouts, roadkill rules.
5 things to read about the Yellowstone grizzly delisting
5 things to read about the Yellowstone grizzly delisting
Trump’s Interior Department has announced the bear will no longer receive endangered species protection.
Zinke: Trump is ‘greatest boss in the world’
Zinke: Trump is ‘greatest boss in the world’
The Interior Secretary defended proposed budget cuts to Park Service, and more.
In budget hearings, a pathway to a leaner Interior
In budget hearings, a pathway to a leaner Interior
Zinke hints at more boots on the ground and fewer lawyers in Department shakeup.
Tribal nations fight removal of grizzly protections
Tribal nations fight removal of grizzly protections
Leaders worry delisting could invite energy exploration in historic areas.
Nevada governor signs law to revive rooftop solar industry
Nevada governor signs law to revive rooftop solar industry
Public pressure prompts reversal of unfriendly solar policies.
Neighbors clash over a Colorado chicken farm
Neighbors clash over a Colorado chicken farm
A local court decision lands on the side of a 15,000-hen operation.
Making the California coast public for all
Making the California coast public for all
Invisible barriers have kept people of color at bay.
Can private money solve public water problems?
Can private money solve public water problems?
As facilities age and public funding declines, private companies may step in.