Department of Interior

A new structure for the Interior Department takes shape
A new structure for the Interior Department takes shape
A massive shake-up would shed senior staffers and state boundaries. Could it work?
Interior opens more Western waters to offshore drilling
Interior opens more Western waters to offshore drilling
Officials from both parties ask Secretary Ryan Zinke to reconsider.
Monument reductions threaten future dinosaur discoveries
Monument reductions threaten future dinosaur discoveries
Digs are imperiled by Trump’s move to slash protections for public land.
Jeb Bush outlines plans to limit federal control of Western lands
Jeb Bush outlines plans to limit federal control of Western lands
The presidential hopeful would move Interior Department from Washington to the West.
Fossil fuel extraction on public lands is the next climate fight
Fossil fuel extraction on public lands is the next climate fight
Stopping Keystone is only one part of the larger agenda to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
For Dinosaur National Monument's 100th birthday, let's protect more land
KDNK Radio and HCN editor Jodi Peterson talk sage grouse
KDNK Radio and HCN editor Jodi Peterson talk sage grouse
The greater sage grouse is at the center of the biggest experiment in the history of the Endangered Species Act.
Wyoming town wants low royalties for coal companies
Wyoming town wants low royalties for coal companies
In Interior Department listening session, Gillette miners air fears of new regulations.
Interior launches national conversation on federal coal
Interior launches national conversation on federal coal
Should royalties be higher to account for social costs of climate change?
New data released on violent threats to federal employees
New data released on violent threats to federal employees
Documents show 15 incidents in 2014, but don't account for the Cliven Bundy standoff.
Oath Keepers show up for a public lands dispute in Oregon
Oath Keepers show up for a public lands dispute in Oregon
Plus a Cliven Bundy supporter is charged and BLM emails about the Nevada standoff were released.
Interior considers hike in oil and gas royalty rates
Interior considers hike in oil and gas royalty rates
Industry opposes reforms at a time when low oil prices deter drilling.
Will public-lands ranchers pay more for grazing?
Will public-lands ranchers pay more for grazing?
An Obama administration proposal would more than double fees.
BLM’s new fracking rules strike middle ground
BLM’s new fracking rules strike middle ground
But they're unlikely to resolve today's fierce skirmishes over oil and gas development.
Jewell vows to make energy development on public lands cleaner
Jewell vows to make energy development on public lands cleaner
A long-delayed fracking rule will be announced within days.
Jewell, Murkowski square off
Jewell, Murkowski square off
The Interior Secretary and Alaskan Senator spar over money and the environment.
New state and fed efforts to protect sage grouse
New state and fed efforts to protect sage grouse
Plans aim to keep the wide-ranging bird off the endangered list.
New Mexico commission votes to divert Gila River
New Mexico commission votes to divert Gila River
Decision greenlights contentious multi-million dollar diversion project.
The Latest: Sustainable seafood advocates vs. wilderness purists
The Latest: Sustainable seafood advocates vs. wilderness purists
After years of court battles, an oyster company in a national park agrees to shut down.
A plan for California desert conservation comes online
A plan for California desert conservation comes online
Will it stop more solar and wind projects from being built in the wrong places?
The Latest: Interior commits to restoring bison on select lands
The Latest: Interior commits to restoring bison on select lands
The “odd ungulate out” gets a tentative win.
The Latest: Interior approves a 990-mile-long transmission line
The Latest: Interior approves a 990-mile-long transmission line
Parts of the Gateway West project are still open to veto from the BLM.
Lawyer Laird Lucas on how and why he fights for the West
Lawyer Laird Lucas on how and why he fights for the West
The environmental lawyer battles big industries and government agencies in the courtroom on behalf of the nonprofit Advocates for the West.