Bureau Of Land Management
Plans to Move the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters West Raise Questions
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.
A Top DOI Official Allegedly Violated Federal Ethics Rules. New FOIA Documents Shed Light on His Apparent Misdeeds.
Douglas Domenech's communications with his former employer, the Koch-backed Texas Public Policy Foundation, are more extensive than previously known.
Can Grand Junction Save Itself by Becoming the Next Home for the Bureau of Land Management?
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.
Campsites Among the Stumps: The Unmaking of the Great American Commons
A dispatch from the ongoing war on America’s public lands.
The BLM Deletes Information on the Endangered Sage Grouse, Just Ahead of Public Comment Period
One webpage, now removed, touted the current policies' successes—and praised the bird's mating dances.
Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante Faces an Uncertain Future as the Public Comment Period Ends
Under the Bureau of Land Management's plan, close to 700,000 acres of previously protected land would be open to drilling and mining.
Dispatches: Santa Barbarans Rally Against Efforts to Expand Fracking in California
News and notes from Pacific Standard staff and contributors.
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.
A Top DOI Official Had at Least Six Meetings With the Mining Industry. She Then Helped Cancel a Study on the Public-Health Effects of Mining.
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.
A Top Adviser at the Department of the Interior Is Under Fire After Meeting Extensively With Oil and Mining Representatives
Public records show that a senior DOI adviser has met with mining and fossil-fuel representatives far more than she has with environmentalists.
How a Conservative Billionaire Is Moving Heaven and Earth to Become the Biggest Alternative Energy Giant in the Country
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.