Compromise With the Oil and Gas Industry Made the Sage Grouse Vulnerable to Extinction
Rather than list the bird as an endangered species, the Obama administration struck a compromise deal with energy companies—and now Trump is undoing it.
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 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.
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.
At the Department of the Interior, Industry Lobbyists and Revolving-Door Operatives Shape Sage Grouse Policy
Public records show that industry groups and conservative politicians have had the ear of top Department of the Interior officials as they seek to dismantle conservation protections for the imperiled species.
Protected Under Obama, the Sage Grouse Finds Itself Once Again Under Threat
A new Department of the Interior report recommends rolling back parts of a compromise protection plan implemented less than two years ago.
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.