Politics

The quieter monument battles to watch
The quieter monument battles to watch
What local leaders are saying about lesser-known areas as review nears its end.
There’s still time to comment on marine monument review
There’s still time to comment on marine monument review
So why aren’t we hearing about it?
Will Zinke undo protections for the West’s most iconic bird?
Will Zinke undo protections for the West’s most iconic bird?
The Interior Department reviews sage grouse management plans.
In California, a bipartisan win for cap and trade
In California, a bipartisan win for cap and trade
The state Legislature extends groundbreaking climate legislation.
One grid to rule them all
One grid to rule them all
And in the darkness, bind them: The West’s bid for one big electric grid.
Meet the latest Trump administration nominees
Meet the latest Trump administration nominees
Ties to industry and possible conflicts of interest dog nominees for environment-related posts.
You can’t slash health care and say it’s better off
You can’t slash health care and say it’s better off
The Senate discusses a bill that will further erode health services in Indian Country.
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.
What the anti-Shariah rallies point to
What the anti-Shariah rallies point to
Islamophobia and Trumpism are bringing disparate right-wing groups together.
Will Congress fix wildfire funding this year?
Will Congress fix wildfire funding this year?
Proposed legislation would put logging ahead of environmental concerns.
Latest: Former Oregon Gov. avoids corruption charges
Latest: Former Oregon Gov. avoids corruption charges
Federal charges against John Kitzhaber have been dropped.
Democrats can’t block even controversial judicial nominees
Democrats can’t block even controversial judicial nominees
Trump has an opportunity to reshape the judiciary branch for a generation.
More than 1 million comments were submitted to Interior
More than 1 million comments were submitted to Interior
The public comment period following Trump’s order on monuments has closed.
Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail
Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail
How budget cuts, a divided staff and state politics hamstrung Utah’s biggest monument.
Health care debate will also impact jobs in Indian Country
Health care debate will also impact jobs in Indian Country
Indian Health Service has become the largest employer for many tribes.
Wild spaces define who we are as Americans
Wild spaces define who we are as Americans
A veteran explains why public lands are what he fought to protect.
What ‘America First’ means for energy development
What ‘America First’ means for energy development
At a hearing, a discussion of Trump’s aggressive oil and gas leasing policies.
Clean water repeal moves forward
Clean water repeal moves forward
The public can now weigh in on the Trump administration’s regulatory rollback.
The Navajo Nation’s coal economy was built to be exploited
The Navajo Nation’s coal economy was built to be exploited
When the plant closes, the Navajo people will suffer.
Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio goes on trial
Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio goes on trial
What the embattled lawman represents in today’s American West.
The Senate health care bill guts Indian Health Services
The Senate health care bill guts Indian Health Services
The bottom line: There will not be enough money.
Giant Sequoia is a monument to why we need monuments
Giant Sequoia is a monument to why we need monuments
With few original trees left, the area exemplifies the need for protection.
EPA staffers weigh in on the damage of Trump’s team
EPA staffers weigh in on the damage of Trump’s team
Veterans of the agency say the shake-up is unlike anything they’ve seen before.