Department of Interior
The Trump Administration's Policies Are Fueling the Extinction Crisis
A new U.N. report finds one million species face extinction. The Department of the Interior and the Fish and Wildlife Service are adding to the problem.
The Hidden Battle Threatening the Future of America's Wild Places
State and federal agencies are warring over who has control of wildlife on public lands, while landscapes get trampled and invasive species obliterate endangered ones.
Trump Will Nominate David Bernhardt to Be DOI Secretary
Democrats and environmental advocacy groups oppose Bernhardt's nomination due to his background as an oil and mining industry lobbyist.
The DOI Temporarily Removed Documents About a Controversial Plan to Loosen Sage Grouse Protections
The documents went back up two days after a newspaper reported their removal, and just 12 days before the close of the plan's public comment period.
The Edit, Episode #13: A Conversation About Corruption in the Department of the Interior
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, we talk with contributor Jimmy Tobias about his investigation into Ryan Zinke's DOI.
The DOI Has Gone Astray—and I Witnessed It Firsthand
The former director of the Department of the Interior's policy office opens up about where the agency went wrong—and how to save it.
The Trump Administration Approves the First Offshore Oil Facility in Federal Waters Off of Alaska
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Tuesday announced the approval of the first offshore oil production facility in federal waters off the coast of Alaska.
A Former Monsanto Executive Could Be the Next U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director
Aurelia Skipwith is a biologist and lawyer who's been with the Department of the Interior since April of 2017.
The Government Is Accelerating Plans for the West Coast's Earthquake Warning System
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke directed federal agencies to smooth the way for installing seismic sensors out west.
Federal Agencies Are Expected to Sign an Agreement Speeding Up Environmental Reviews
President Donald Trump is expected to preside over a signing ceremony today for a memorandum to reduce redundancies in the federal permitting process.
How Oil and Gas Drillers Avoid Paying Royalties to Landowners
Income from oil and gas production doesn’t always trickle down to landowners, as companies find ways to minimize the share they pay in royalties.