Department Of The Interior
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.
Why Is the U.S. Facing a Federal Firefighter Shortage?
The shortage is part of an ongoing dilemma as the government struggles to budget and plan for longer, more severe fire seasons.
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.
The Key Questions the Senate Should Ask Trump's Nominee to Head the Department of the Interior
David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist, is a behind-the-scenes operator who has positioned himself as an ardent opponent of conservation advocates.
Shutdown Revenue Loss Could Dig National Parks Into an 'Even Bigger Financial Hole'
The NPS lost an estimated $10 to $11 million in revenue during the partial government shutdown, taking critical funding away from things like park maintenance and visitor services.
Trump Has Yet to Nominate a DOI Secretary to Replace Ryan Zinke, So Here's Who's Taking Over
David Bernhardt, who will step in to fill the role, is a lawyer and lobbyist with strong fossil fuel and water industry ties.
Even Without Zinke, It's Business-as-Usual at the Department of the Interior
Whether Ryan Zinke is in or out of office, a cohort of right-wing industry advocates still wield huge influence over the DOI.
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.
How Much Do Federal Lands Contribute to Climate Change?
A new report assesses the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to coal, oil, and gas on public lands.
Industry Influence at the DOI: Five Takeaways From Our Investigation
An investigation by Pacific Standard and the Guardian revealed the full extent to which Ryan Zinke's Department of the Interior favored industry over conservation.
New Documents Reveal the Extent of Industry Influence on Ryan Zinke's DOI
"They are undermining the department's mission at every turn": New documents reveal just how much the Department of the Interior favored industry over conservation.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke May Face a Criminal Investigation
With the mid-term elections looming, some have speculated that Zinke will be among the next spate of cabinet members to leave their posts.
The DOI Won't Sell Off Lands That Trump Removed From a Utah Monument
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke didn't see the Bureau of Land Management's draft plan beforehand; he only learned the details when he read about them in the news.
Dispatches: Five Essential Reads From the Past Week
A collection of some of our most important and timely stories, from a profile of Billie Sutton, the former rodeo star running for governor of South Dakota, to a report on the growing trend of girls-only trade classes.
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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.