EnvironmentalPolicy

A collection of High Country News articles concerning public policy and the environment.
Five lessons from the government shutdown about national parks
Five lessons from the government shutdown about national parks
Our national parks still matter, even if they got trashed.
‘Why shouldn’t I try and save all you adults?’
‘Why shouldn’t I try and save all you adults?’
A portrait of Haven Coleman, a young climate activist.
When conservation provides a cover for anti-Indigenous sentiments
When conservation provides a cover for anti-Indigenous sentiments
A nation of laws cannot exist on stolen land.
Get to know the Green New Deal, by the numbers
Get to know the Green New Deal, by the numbers
The plan would boost the U.S. economy and eliminate fossil fuel use in ten years.
Border security will always be elusive
Border security will always be elusive
The Borderlands have long been governed by impermanent and shifting policies.
Federal shutdowns cut deep in Indian Country
Federal shutdowns cut deep in Indian Country
At the annual State of Indian Nations address, tribal leaders called on feds to do their part.
Development plans test a decade-old conservation deal
Development plans test a decade-old conservation deal
Were concessions to protect undeveloped land in California worth it?
Elizabeth Warren’s claim to Cherokee ancestry is a form of violence
Elizabeth Warren’s claim to Cherokee ancestry is a form of violence
Be it by the barrel of a carbine or a mail-order DNA test, the American spirit demands the disappearance of Indigenous people.
Western voters care more about climate than ‘energy dominance’
Western voters care more about climate than ‘energy dominance’
An annual survey reveals a leap in support of conservation policies.
A critical solution to climate change is right here in the West
A critical solution to climate change is right here in the West
In pursuit of a ‘Green New Deal,’ don’t forget public lands.
Conflicts dog Trump’s Interior secretary nominee
Conflicts dog Trump’s Interior secretary nominee
David Bernhardt’s former clients have big business with the department he would run.
One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan
One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan
The Gila River Indian Community could pull out of the plan in light of a new bill threatening to undermine their water rights.
Resistance to drilling grows on the Navajo Nation
Resistance to drilling grows on the Navajo Nation
Indigenous activists try to quell a rising tide of oil and gas exploration in Chaco Canyon.
Democrats are divided over the Green New Deal
Democrats are divided over the Green New Deal
Can newly elected progressives convince party leaders to embrace a bold climate agenda?
The shutdown has halted important scientific research
The shutdown has halted important scientific research
Disrupted funding for federal science hurts Western lands and economies.
Zinke leaves unfinished business at the Interior Department
Zinke leaves unfinished business at the Interior Department
The questionable legality of the Trump administration’s aggressive deregulatory and development-friendly policies could end up being its undoing.
The undoing of a nation
The undoing of a nation
Tribal disenrollment, like Trump’s efforts to denaturalize American citizens, is just another way to make the country whiter.
Why is Roger Stone so interested in Cliven Bundy?
Why is Roger Stone so interested in Cliven Bundy?
The Trump operative says he is heading to Nevada this week to call for a presidential pardon.
At Standing Rock, activists dig in on historic treaty land
At Standing Rock, activists dig in on historic treaty land
‘Water protectors’ say they won’t move on a Dec. 5 eviction notice.
What killed Washington’s carbon tax?
What killed Washington’s carbon tax?
The curious death of 1631 and what it says about the future of addressing climate change.
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