EnvironmentalPolicy

A collection of High Country News articles concerning public policy and the environment.
Fact-checking Trump’s Antiquities Act order
Fact-checking Trump’s Antiquities Act order
Trump and his supporters rely on dubious claims to attack national monuments.
What’s really killing King Coal?
What’s really killing King Coal?
Rick Perry wants to save coal from solar and wind, but natural gas is the real culprit.
How to make the People’s Climate March matter
How to make the People’s Climate March matter
Political protest works best with prolonged effort.
Republicans push to split the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Republicans push to split the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Bills to break up the big Western court have reappeared in Congress.
Who will pay for unsexy repairs in national parks?
Who will pay for unsexy repairs in national parks?
Congress discusses how to prioritize the Park Service’s maintenance backlog.
Should courts defer to the expertise of agencies?
Should courts defer to the expertise of agencies?
Our new Supreme Court justice doesn’t think so.
After 11 years, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument reopens
After 11 years, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument reopens
Increased border security means that all 517 square miles are again open to the public.
West Obsessed: The March for Science, out West
West Obsessed: The March for Science, out West
After Earth Day, a look at researchers’ economic influence and political sway.
Why the West can learn from East Africa
Why the West can learn from East Africa
Reflecting on wildlife conservation in Kenya and at home.
West Obsessed: Early days of the Trump administration
West Obsessed: Early days of the Trump administration
Trump has made clear his domestic agenda. What do his energy policies mean for the West?
Local power gets results for Thompson Divide
Local power gets results for Thompson Divide
New legislation could end a decade-long fight against oil and gas development.
You can’t take politics out of the West
You can’t take politics out of the West
Our editor-in-chief responds to recent criticism.
Republicans shy away from town halls
Republicans shy away from town halls
Fleeing shouting matches, some politicians are changing the way they talk to constituents.
Trump’s administration blocks drilling near a national park
Trump’s administration blocks drilling near a national park
The president’s commitment to oil and gas development gets tested.
West Obsessed: Obama’s region-wide legacy
West Obsessed: Obama’s region-wide legacy
The staff of High Country News discuss the 44th president’s impact on the West’s land, energy and the environment.
West Obsessed: Trump’s cross-purposed energy policy
West Obsessed: Trump’s cross-purposed energy policy
The staff of High Country News discuss the inherent paradoxes in the president-elect’s campaign promises.
West Obsessed: How Trump is recoloring the West’s politics
West Obsessed: How Trump is recoloring the West’s politics
Listen to the writers and editors of the magazine discuss the backlash to Donald Trump’s run for president.
West Obsessed: Behind the Malheur occupation
West Obsessed: Behind the Malheur occupation
Our editors discuss the lead-up to the stand-off in Oregon.
Public banking goes to pot
Public banking goes to pot
California activists turn to the cannabis industry to help launch the nation’s first public bank in nearly a century.
How Montana charts a path for sanctuary cities suing Trump
How Montana charts a path for sanctuary cities suing Trump
In an unlikely twist, a gun law arms opponents of Trump’s immigration policy.