New Documents Reveal More About Alleged Ethics Violations at the Department of the Interior
Public records reveal additional details about top political appointee Timothy Williams' meeting with his former employer, the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity.
Bears Ears Now Has the Support of Its Home County's Leadership
The San Juan County commission voted two-to-one in favor of a resolution that rescinds the county's previous opposition to the monument and condemns its reduction by Donald Trump.
A House Bill Would Expand Bears Ears to 1.9 Million Acres
The bill would restore the areas excised from the monument by Trump, and add additional acreage.
One Year After Trump Shrank Two Utah Monuments, More Than Half a Million Comments Weigh in on Future Plans
Advocacy groups say that's an unprecedented show of public interest.
The Trump Administration Is Moving Forward With Plans for Scaled-Down Utah Monuments
But to those awaiting the outcome of legal challenges to the president's reductions, the planning seems premature.
How Shrinking Bears Ears Is an Attack on Native Americans' Religious Freedom
Many native peoples have land-based religions, and the Trump administration's moves to open sacred areas to resource exploitation threatens the free practice of their faith.
A Judge Rules That Trump Can Keep Secret His Reasons for Shrinking Our National Monuments
A judge says the administration doesn't have to turn over legal documents for which an environmental law firm had sued.
Public Lands Advocates Respond to New Revelations From the DOI's 'Sham Review' of National Monuments
Documents accidentally shared by the Department of the Interior reveal the prioritization of energy, ranching, and logging in the monuments review.
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Oil and Gas Ties Run Deep in the Trump Administration
Given the connections to the oil and gas industry within the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Interior, rollbacks to environmental protections should come as no surprise.
What Native Americans Stand to Lose If Trump Opens Up Public Lands for Business
Trump's decision to roll back Utah's national monument protections is as much a threat to tribal sovereignty as it is to the environment.
Trump Declares Massive Downsizing of National Monuments in Utah
The decision is sure to face legal challenges from conservation groups and Native American tribes.
The Unprecedented Dismantling of a National Monument
After recommending that Bears Ears National Monument be reduced in size, one thing is clear: Ryan Zinke is nothing like Teddy Roosevelt.