Politics

Wyoming trespass law is the latest in grazing battle
Wyoming trespass law is the latest in grazing battle
Questions remain over whether the bill prohibits certain data collection on federal land or just private and state.
Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act
Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act
The administration's proposal is aimed at warding off a GOP overhaul of the law.
The taxpayer money that fuels federal land transfer demands
The taxpayer money that fuels federal land transfer demands
How the behind-the-scenes lobby group American Lands Council gets funding.
Courts force feds to consider climate impacts of mining coal
Courts force feds to consider climate impacts of mining coal
A Colorado mine sees the latest in a string of rulings that may threaten the industry.
New border security bill would roll back public lands protections
New border security bill would roll back public lands protections
Sen. John McCain's proposal would give Border Patrol more immediate access to sensitive borderlands.
Western states wrestle with Obama’s Clean Power Plan
Western states wrestle with Obama’s Clean Power Plan
Closed-door sessions on the EPA's proposal to cut coal-fired power plant emissions.
The Latest: New incentives for quieter aircraft in the Grand Canyon
The Latest: New incentives for quieter aircraft in the Grand Canyon
More commercial flights are expected this year, if they meet federal noise standards.
Wins for workers
Wins for workers
Western cities lead the national movement for a higher minimum wage.
The Latest: New Navajo president may halt a remote development
The Latest: New Navajo president may halt a remote development
Russell Begay is an opponent of the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade $1 billion tourism project.
Counties use a ‘coordination’ clause to fight the feds
Counties use a ‘coordination’ clause to fight the feds
An obscure provision in two environmental laws is the weapon of choice in a bureaucratic Sagebrush Rebellion.
Utah vastly overstating future water shortages
Utah vastly overstating future water shortages
State projections downplayed what conservation and agriculture can provide.
Congress considers treating wildfire like other natural disasters
Congress considers treating wildfire like other natural disasters
The proposal to use emergency funding faces a key obstacle: Sen. Murkowski.
Gov. Brown slashes Sacramento Delta environmental protection
Gov. Brown slashes Sacramento Delta environmental protection
California tunnel plan also introduces water uncertainties for farms and cities.
Recapture Canyon protesters found guilty in Utah
Recapture Canyon protesters found guilty in Utah
County commissioner and co-defendant face up to a year in jail for illegal ATV ride.
Tom Udall tries to fix the nation's toxic chemicals law
Tom Udall tries to fix the nation's toxic chemicals law
Greens oppose the bill, though it's brokered by a champion of the environment.
State bills to study federal-to-state land transfers
State bills to study federal-to-state land transfers
A rundown of the legislation in each state and a look into the motives behind them.
Wyoming coal, Cliven Bundy and megadrought
Wyoming coal, Cliven Bundy and megadrought
HCN.org news in brief.
How an international trade deal will impact Western states
How an international trade deal will impact Western states
The Trans-Pacific Partnership could mean more beef imports and natural gas exports.
Navajo election shakes up Grand Canyon development plans
Navajo election shakes up Grand Canyon development plans
How will the tribe's new president handle the controversial Escalade project?
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.
Feds opt not to list Mono Basin sage grouse
Feds opt not to list Mono Basin sage grouse
Conservation efforts persuaded officials that the Nevada-California population will fare well.
Political sparring over the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Political sparring over the Land and Water Conservation Fund
A Wyoming canyon is the focal point of the dispute over the program’s future.
Utah's "Grand Bargain" for public lands enters phase three
Utah's "Grand Bargain" for public lands enters phase three
Bishop pushes what may be the West's biggest reshuffle of the land checkerboard.