Analysis

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.
What you lose when you lose local news
What you lose when you lose local news
People are less likely to vote, and politics become more polarized.
How best to share the disappearing Colorado River
How best to share the disappearing Colorado River
Seven Western states must rewrite the rules of the river and cut water use — before they bleed the critical artery dry.
Border Patrol arrests migrants seeking humanitarian aid
Border Patrol arrests migrants seeking humanitarian aid
As temperatures in the Southwest soar, advocates worry about border crossers.
New health care act would harm farmers and ranchers
New health care act would harm farmers and ranchers
Republicans unveil Senate version of health care bill.
Experts: Captive breeding of sage grouse won’t work
Experts: Captive breeding of sage grouse won’t work
Zinke calls for a review of conservation plans.
Can Zinke shrink Bears Ears?
Can Zinke shrink Bears Ears?
The Interior Secretary hints at a smaller, scattered national monument.
The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained
The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained
Enviro chief Scott Pruitt’s coal job numbers aren’t even close to accurate.
A tour of the West’s radioactive legacy
A tour of the West’s radioactive legacy
Trump’s push for nuclear security could send ripples across the region.
In Montana, an election shows a deepening partisan divide
In Montana, an election shows a deepening partisan divide
Gianforte wins a House seat despite violence and after millions of dollars in spending.
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.
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.
Could Trump dismantle the American West?
Could Trump dismantle the American West?
How the president’s ‘deconstruction’ doctrine threatens public lands.
100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle
100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle
A look back at the first 100 days of the Environmental Protection Agency.
100 days: President Trump’s impact on the environment
100 days: President Trump’s impact on the environment
Six decisions likely to have effects for decades.
100 days: Pollution threatens marginalized communities
100 days: Pollution threatens marginalized communities
Environmental justice concerns may not get the attention they deserve.
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.
Montana refuge divides tribes and ranchers
Montana refuge divides tribes and ranchers
The American Prairie Reserve offers a controversial vision for an intact prairie ecosystem.
Fact-checking Trump’s Antiquities Act order
Fact-checking Trump’s Antiquities Act order
Trump and Sen. Orrin Hatch rely on dubious claims to attack national monuments.
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.
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.
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.
Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments
Land transfer advocates steer their focus to monuments
A transfer movement moves to rescind monuments and weaken the Antiquities Act.
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