Politics

With coal in free-fall, Wyoming faces an uncertain future
With coal in free-fall, Wyoming faces an uncertain future
As demand shrinks and the industry retracts, counties and the state are in an untenable situation.
The Pebble Mine saga enters a new chapter
The Pebble Mine saga enters a new chapter
The close of public comments is marked by familiar dividing lines, and surprising feedback from an EPA official.
Bay Area communities prepare for ICE raids
Bay Area communities prepare for ICE raids
Following Trump’s latest threats, the Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County feels a new sense of urgency.
Oil- and gas-rich counties ask for more federal revenue
Oil- and gas-rich counties ask for more federal revenue
A new bill would return money earmarked for Western water projects to mineral-producing counties.
High schoolers forced Utah to admit climate change is real
High schoolers forced Utah to admit climate change is real
A group of students convinced state lawmakers to acknowledge the warming planet.
Can Montana Sen. Jon Tester survive Trump’s attacks?
Can Montana Sen. Jon Tester survive Trump’s attacks?
Dust-ups with the president test an increasingly red state’s middle-ground politician.
Trump’s false narrative of chaos at the border
Trump’s false narrative of chaos at the border
As asylum-seekers flee to the U.S., misguided immigration policies proliferate.
Gunnison sage grouse recovery plan stops lawsuit
Gunnison sage grouse recovery plan stops lawsuit
U.S. Fish and Wildlife has 30 months to submit a draft plan to recover the threatened species.
How the feds helped make Cliven Bundy a celebrity
How the feds helped make Cliven Bundy a celebrity
The creation of an anti-public-lands hero.
The long road from violence
The long road from violence
A writer reexamines the stories we tell of rural life and struggle.
Trump takes a hard line on tribal health care
Trump takes a hard line on tribal health care
Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.
As Oregon’s midterms approach, divided sides dig in
As Oregon’s midterms approach, divided sides dig in
The right and the ‘resistance’ are doubling down after the election of Donald Trump.
Lawmakers grill EPA chief on spending and ethics scandals
Lawmakers grill EPA chief on spending and ethics scandals
During a hearing on Capitol Hill, Scott Pruitt called the controversies a ‘distraction.’
Bureau of Indian Affairs director resigns
Bureau of Indian Affairs director resigns
As the agency navigates turbulent times, its leadership changes hands.
The House passes a bill limiting water for salmon
The House passes a bill limiting water for salmon
The legislation would override a court ruling calling for more water over dams.
At a range rights gathering, the press was in the crosshairs
At a range rights gathering, the press was in the crosshairs
In the era of social media, far-right activists aim to subvert mainstream journalists.
In Colorado’s conservative corners, a push for gun control
In Colorado’s conservative corners, a push for gun control
Grand Junction teens broach a tense topic with community members.
Labor concerns trump tribal sovereignty in Congress
Labor concerns trump tribal sovereignty in Congress
A bill exempting tribal nations from labor regulations fails in the Senate.
How to celebrate Earth Day
How to celebrate Earth Day
Stand up for public lands, fight climate change and get outside this April 22 — and all year long.
All (climate) politics is local
All (climate) politics is local
During a dry spring, Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet visits rural Colorado to talk economics and agriculture.
Borderlands wildlife doesn’t need the National Guard
Borderlands wildlife doesn’t need the National Guard
Protecting migratory corridors requires collaboration between neighboring nations.
House Democrats challenge Interior on altered report
House Democrats challenge Interior on altered report
Secretary Zinke said he hadn’t seen drafts omitting humans’ role in climate change.
Fish and Wildlife reconsiders protections for rare species
Fish and Wildlife reconsiders protections for rare species
Susan Combs, who will oversee the service, has likened endangered species to incoming missiles.
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