EnvironmentalPolicy

A collection of High Country News articles concerning public policy and the environment.
Conflicts dog Trump’s deputy Interior secretary nominee
Conflicts dog Trump’s deputy Interior secretary nominee
David Bernhardt’s law firm stands to benefit from a project he would oversee.
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
The Interior Secretary’s monument review is off to a complicated start.
The rural programs threatened by Trump’s budget
The rural programs threatened by Trump’s budget
The rural West may have helped elect Trump, but his vision leaves them behind.
Outdoor industry pros rally for public lands in D.C.
Outdoor industry pros rally for public lands in D.C.
Amid threats to rescind monuments, Big Rec gets fired up over Bears Ears.
Can Wyoming learn from Utah’s public land mistakes?
Can Wyoming learn from Utah’s public land mistakes?
If the initiative is successful, it could be a model for other states.
Why we should fight against Utah’s war on public lands
Why we should fight against Utah’s war on public lands
And where to submit your comments to protect Bears Ears National Monument.
‘If you don’t want us, tell us to go back’
‘If you don’t want us, tell us to go back’
The making of a California prison town.
Where Trump has weakened public and scientific input
Where Trump has weakened public and scientific input
Suspended advisory boards and dismissed scientists hamper policy-making.
Oregon keeps the Elliott State Forest public
Oregon keeps the Elliott State Forest public
The state reverses course and decides not to sell its first state forest.
Could Trump dismantle the American West?
Could Trump dismantle the American West?
How the president’s ‘deconstruction’ doctrine threatens public lands.
How private prisons became a booming business
How private prisons became a booming business
The numbers and policies behind the immigration-incarceration economy.
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.
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.
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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.
In a prairie dog colony, the power dynamics of modern America
In a prairie dog colony, the power dynamics of modern America
How do we care for the vulnerable?
Fatal Colorado home explosion reignites drilling safety debate
Fatal Colorado home explosion reignites drilling safety debate
Have regulators done enough to protect public safety?
A recent history of land management in the Escalante region
Is Yucca Mountain back from the dead?
Is Yucca Mountain back from the dead?
The controversial, long-dormant project rears its head in Congress.
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.