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.
The San Juan County commission voted two-to-one in favor of a resolution that rescinds the county's previous opposition to the monument and condemns its reduction by Donald Trump.
Democrats and environmental advocacy groups oppose Bernhardt's nomination due to his background as an oil and mining industry lobbyist.
David Bernhardt, who will step in to fill the role, is a lawyer and lobbyist with strong fossil fuel and water industry ties.
Whether Ryan Zinke is in or out of office, a cohort of right-wing industry advocates still wield huge influence over the DOI.
The Democratic congressman will soon be able to reverse much of the anti-conservation legacy that his predecessor leaves behind.
New farm bill provisions would eliminate environmental protections for forest management, without addressing the wildfires' biggest driver: climate change.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
With the mid-term elections looming, some have speculated that Zinke will be among the next spate of cabinet members to leave their posts.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a plan to block offshore drilling off the state's coast on Monday.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke directed federal agencies to smooth the way for installing seismic sensors out west.
The Trump administration has posited that more active management of forests could help prevent future fires, but the science doesn't back that up.
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.
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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.
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Records reveal that, following requests by fossil fuel industry groups, a top official at the Department of the Interior appeared to take credit for helping to delay new federal protections for a once-endangered species.