Interior secretary touts effort to improve big-game habitat

Feb 10, 2018

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he's taking steps to improve habitat and migration corridors in Western states for big-game animals such as elk, mule and deer

Montana recommends against Yellowstone grizzly hunt in 2018

Feb 8, 2018

Montana wildlife officials say they won't hold a grizzly bear hunt in 2018 after the animals recently lost their federal protections across a three-state region centered on Yellowstone National Park

Governors say Interior Department shift didn't include them

Feb 8, 2018

A bipartisan group representing 19 Western governors says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke didn't consult with them before disclosing plans for a major agency reorganization

Trump administration open to moving public land bosses west

Feb 6, 2018

From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees 388,000 square miles of public lands, mostly in the West, and some politicians say BLM's headquarters should be in the West as well

Lands stripped from Utah monuments open to claims, leases

Feb 3, 2018

The window opened for oil, gas, uranium and coal companies to make requests or stake claims to lands that were cut from two Utah national monuments by President Trump in December _but there doesn't appear to be a rush to seize the opportunity

Regulators reject hydropower project over tourism concerns

Feb 2, 2018

State regulators have rejected an application for a hydropower project that would have constructed nearly 200 miles of transmission lines across New Hampshire

Regulators vote to protect more corals in Atlantic Ocean

Jan 30, 2018

Federal fishing regulators say they have reached compromise to expand amount of coral habitat preserved in Atlantic Ocean while also protecting fishing interests

State regulators consider whether to approve Northern Pass

Jan 30, 2018

New Hampshire regulators have begun weighing the economic and environmental impacts of the Northern Pass project, a $1.6 billion plan to bring hydropower from Canada to southern New England

Park Service seeks further review of North Dakota refinery

Jan 30, 2018

The National Park Service wants further review of a refinery proposed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park to see how emergency flaring could affect air quality

The Latest: Mining industry welcomes fed move on forest land

Jan 26, 2018

Minnesota's mining industry is cheering a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to downgrade an environmental review of a proposal to withdraw certain national forest land in the state from minerals exploration for up to 20 years

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