The staff of High Country News discuss the 44th president’s impact on the West’s land, energy and the environment.
While consensus supporting a designation grew, many Utah politicians argued that the president’s action is an abuse of power.
After attempts to chip away at the law bill by bill, Utah Rep. Rob Bishop says he’d rather scrap the Endangered Species Act altogether.
Obama’s efforts to help small-scale ranchers competing against Big Ag were blocked and ultimately fell short.
Trump’s Interior secretary pick set high standards for himself, but his lofty promises to rural voters are a problem.
Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke evokes Roosevelt, but his record has veered away from environmental protection.
Rep. Ryan Zinke has long listened to Montana tribes, but environmentalists say he tilts in favor of extractive industry.