Records obtained by Pacific Standard reveal that a top official at the DOI had a hand in nixing a government-funded public-health study in Appalachia—after a series of meetings with some of the most powerful mining players in the country.
The results of Idaho's gubernatorial primaries suggest a positive shift for conservation.
A high-level official at the Department of the Interior held meetings with a previous employer, the Koch-linked Texas Public Policy Foundation, while it was involved in legal action against the department, according to newly obtained documents.
Records reveal that, following requests by fossil fuel industry groups, a top official at the Department of the Interior appeared to take credit for helping to delay new federal protections for a once-endangered species.
Public records show that a senior DOI adviser has met with mining and fossil-fuel representatives far more than she has with environmentalists.
Public records show that industry groups and conservative politicians have had the ear of top Department of the Interior officials as they seek to dismantle conservation protections for the imperiled species.
Daniel Jorjani, the Department of the Interior's principal deputy solicitor, once advised Charles Koch. Now, he takes meetings with industry representatives and rolls back conservation protections.
Representative Marcy Kaptur, the dean of Ohio's congressional delegation, has a plan to fix the public lands.
Nineteen Republicans voted the Secure American Energy Act out of committee this month. They've collectively received millions from oil and gas interests.
The secretary of the interior wants to raise user fees at the national parks. His proposal will hurt all but the wealthiest Americans, and it won't work.
Exaggeration and misdirection can only damage the conservation movement's credibility.
The NPS is legally obligated to better manage its enormous crowds, but it is crippled by budget cuts and maintenance backlogs.
For the far right, Ryan Zinke's national monument review is just the beginning.
The Federal Land Freedom Act has nothing to do with freedom, and everything to do with avarice.
A new report by Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee outlines the partisan, industry-friendly nature of Trump's national monument review.
It's an alarmist, politically driven catchphrase. And, from a scientific perspective, it has little credibility.
Armed with potent propaganda, House Republicans are targeting the environmental movement over alleged Kremlin ties.
Representative Bruce Westerman has received more than $100,000 in timber industry campaign donations. Now, he is pushing a bill that relaxes environmental regulations on the same industry.
After recommending that Bears Ears National Monument be reduced in size, one thing is clear: Ryan Zinke is nothing like Teddy Roosevelt.
And the federal government can't do much about it.
David Bernhardt, President Trump's pick for the No. 2 position at the Department of the Interior, has some explaining to do.
With more than $1.6 million from groups backed by shadowy billionaires, the Sutherland Institute, based in Utah, has set its sights on the Bears Ears National Monument.
Representative Raúl Grijalva of Arizona is staunchly progressive and deeply committed to protecting public lands.
When it comes to imperiled species, sometimes carelessness kills.
As many millions of tourists descend on the national parks this season, is the agency overlooking its obligations under the law?