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Trump admin erodes landmark law protecting communities and the environment
Trump admin erodes landmark law protecting communities and the environment
New National Environmental Policy Act rules limit public input and allow federal agencies to ignore climate impacts of infrastructure projects.
Trump’s monumental hypocrisy
Trump’s monumental hypocrisy
Despite decrying destruction of Confederate monuments, the president has dismantled millions of acres of national monuments.
Vulnerable republicans back conservation bill
Vulnerable republicans back conservation bill
Ahead of the elections, two senators champion an act that would permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Interior finalizes plans to welcome industry into Utah monuments
Interior finalizes plans to welcome industry into Utah monuments
The plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante provide ‘certainty’ to business owners and communities, officials said.
Trump administration slashes protections for migratory birds
Trump administration slashes protections for migratory birds
The new rule would legalize the unintentional killing of birds by energy companies and other industries.
Interior attorney gave false information to Congress about contact with Koch Foundation
Interior attorney gave false information to Congress about contact with Koch Foundation
Daniel Jorjani, the agency’s top lawyer, reached out to his former employer for advice in April 2017.
The Trump administration’s plans for less public input, more pipelines
The Trump administration’s plans for less public input, more pipelines
Proposed environmental rollbacks would gut NEPA, allowing federal agencies to ignore climate effects and expedite infrastructure permitting.
BLM head: ‘What I thought, what I wrote, what I did in the past is irrelevant.’
BLM head: ‘What I thought, what I wrote, what I did in the past is irrelevant.’
Acting BLM Director William Perry Pendley won’t answer questions about his history of climate denial or denigrating immigrants at environmental journalism conference.
30 million acres of public land in Alaska at risk of being developed or transferred
Energy lobbyists changed politicians’ official letters supporting gas project
Energy lobbyists changed politicians’ official letters supporting gas project
The Consumer Energy Alliance made substantial edits to lawmaker op-eds about the controversial Jordan Cove Energy Project.
New Endangered Species Act rules open door to looser protections
New Endangered Species Act rules open door to looser protections
The new implementation guidelines relax habitat protections and favor development.
Land transfer advocate and longtime agency combatant now leads BLM
Land transfer advocate and longtime agency combatant now leads BLM
William Perry Pendley has been tasked with overseeing 245 million acres of public lands he’s argued the federal government shouldn’t own.
Interior secretary blames Congress for his inaction on climate change
Interior secretary blames Congress for his inaction on climate change
There’s no law to make him address the climate and biodiversity crises, David Bernhardt said: ‘You guys come up with the shalls.’
David Bernhardt confirmed as Secretary of the Interior
David Bernhardt confirmed as Secretary of the Interior
The former oil lobbyist has connections with industries that could profit from his decisions managing the nation’s natural and cultural resources.
Bears Ears is open for business
Bears Ears is open for business
A reporter staked a mining claim on former monument lands. You could, too.
Blame for wildfires gets pinned on ‘environmental extremists’
Blame for wildfires gets pinned on ‘environmental extremists’
Montana’s lawmakers slight climate change as a main driver for the state’s blazes.
How a ruling on gray wolves could impact grizzlies
How a ruling on gray wolves could impact grizzlies
A precedent-setting decision on endangered species recovery echoes East to West.
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