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.
Can wild horses co-exist with ranchers and their grazing cows?
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.