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 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.
One webpage, now removed, touted the current policies' successes—and praised the bird's mating dances.
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.
"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.
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.
A new Department of the Interior report recommends rolling back parts of a compromise protection plan implemented less than two years ago.
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.