Critics of the move say it's a way to weaken the agency and eliminate senior officials and scientists who don't want to relocate.
Douglas Domenech's communications with his former employer, the Koch-backed Texas Public Policy Foundation, are more extensive than previously known.
As talk of relocating federal agencies to the areas they most directly serve has gained steam, a Colorado town is making a push to house the Department of the Interior's BLM.
A dispatch from the ongoing war on America’s public lands.
One webpage, now removed, touted the current policies' successes—and praised the bird's mating dances.
Under the Bureau of Land Management's plan, close to 700,000 acres of previously protected land would be open to drilling and mining.
News and notes from Pacific Standard staff and contributors.
But to those awaiting the outcome of legal challenges to the president's reductions, the planning seems premature.
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.
Public records show that a senior DOI adviser has met with mining and fossil-fuel representatives far more than she has with environmentalists.
Philip Anschutz wants to turn his 500-square-mile cattle ranch into the world’s largest wind farm. The project would generate four times more electricity than the Hoover Dam, enough to power all of the households in Los Angeles and San Francisco. It would also make Anschutz the nation’s most unlikely environmental hero—if he can ever get the thing built.