EnvironmentalPolicy

A collection of High Country News articles concerning public policy and the environment.
Tribes commit to uphold Paris climate agreement
Tribes commit to uphold Paris climate agreement
Western nations take action on climate change — and push for self-governance.
Carrots for conservation
Incentive-based, voluntary conservation agreements help imperiled species in New Mexico
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
The population is exploding, but the tribe doesn’t have funding to manage it.
Mountain bikes shouldn’t be banned from wild landscapes
Mountain bikes shouldn’t be banned from wild landscapes
Conservationists, cyclists and other wilderness visitors all value public lands.
To protect a forest, a town agreed to leave it alone
To protect a forest, a town agreed to leave it alone
With wildfires looming, Flagstaff came together to support national forest closures.
Montanans sightsee at a political circus
Montanans sightsee at a political circus
President Donald Trump’s spectacle draws a crowd, for now.
Meet the Native Americans running for office in 2018
Meet the Native Americans running for office in 2018
Indigenous candidates are seeking governorships, seats in Congress and more.
Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West
Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West
What it’s like for one undocumented woman and her family in Trump’s America.
California’s rural-urban divide blurs in crucial House race
California’s rural-urban divide blurs in crucial House race
Water and immigration are key issues as Democrats seek to unseat an incumbent.
Imperiled wildlife are caught in a political tug-of-war
Imperiled wildlife are caught in a political tug-of-war
The proposed bills and rule changes that would reshape the Endangered Species Act.
Arizona’s nuclear power caught in crossfire
Arizona’s nuclear power caught in crossfire
A renewable energy ballot measure could up the state’s reliance on cleaner energy.
Farmers should stand up for the immigrants they depend on
Farmers should stand up for the immigrants they depend on
A farmer recognizes the ways undocumented workers sustain his community.
New Mexico investigates immigration detention
New Mexico investigates immigration detention
Reports and testimony argue for stricter oversight of private facilities.
Interior ordered an end to science-forward parks policy
Interior ordered an end to science-forward parks policy
The Obama-era guidelines emphasized research and precaution in decision-making.
The Colorado valley at stake in Trump’s oil boom
The Colorado valley at stake in Trump’s oil boom
After coal waned, a community redefined itself. Will new leases turn back the clock?
Most Americans support the Endangered Species Act
Most Americans support the Endangered Species Act
It’s politicians — not citizens — who want to gut protections for threatened species.
This farm bill deregulates the rich and polices the poor
This farm bill deregulates the rich and polices the poor
A former farmer calls the legislation an attack on family farms and the environment.
Tequila-fueled tunes
Tequila-fueled tunes
The music Roger Clyne writes and performs with his band, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, is inspired by the Arizona desert
Latest: Lands returned to the Mountain Maidu tribe
Latest: Lands returned to the Mountain Maidu tribe
The tribe is the first federally nonrecognized tribe to get lands back in California.
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