President-elect Joe Biden is nominating Representative Deb Haaland to lead the Department of Interior. If confirmed, she would become the first Native American to lead the agency, which is responsible for public lands, including land taken from Indigenous people. Julian…
By PBS NewsHour
Oil production from federally-managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, federal officials said Tuesday, as technological advances helped drive development in new areas and the Trump administration eases rules on the industry.
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Wyoming native William Perry Pendley has, for decades, championed ranchers and others in standoffs with the federal government over grazing and other uses of public lands.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Brady McCombs, Associated Press
An email from the Fish and Wildlife Service indicates 38 wildlife refuges around the country will bring back some furloughed staff using carryover funds.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
By Associated Press
The plan would nearly triple entrance fees at 17 of the nation's most popular parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone and Zion, forcing visitors to pay $70 per vehicle during the peak summer season.
President Trump took aim at two different national monuments in Utah, announcing a plan to downsize them in order to rectify what he says were instances of overreach by prior administrations. With the full support of the state's all-Republican congressional…
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable species. The U.S. decision comes as the longtime president…
By Michelle L. Price, Associated Press
Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated.
By Sam Smith, Associated Press
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is personally encouraging National Park Service employees to report any forms of workplace harassment they experience or witness.
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.