Public lands

Scott Streater



Scott writes about the Interior Department and related agencies. He has reported on a wide range of topics during a 25-year reporting career, including U.S. EPA regulation of oil refineries, the potential health risks posed by toxic chemicals in household items and the role of federal lands in renewable energy development. Before joining E&E in 2009, he was an environmental reporter with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and before that with the Pensacola News Journal. He has won numerous journalism awards, including the Scripps Howard Foundation's Edward J. Meeman Award for environmental reporting and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers winner for special projects.

Latest Stories


Online leasing could be vulnerable to hacking — Grijalva

Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D) wants the Government Accountability Office to assess whether the Bureau of Land Management's use of online oil and gas lease sales is secure from computer hackers, a move derided by an industry representative as a political ploy.


BLM delays offering lease parcels near Zion

The Bureau of Land Management has decided to pull two parcels near Zion National Park from a planned June oil and gas lease sale, in part to allow the National Park Service to conduct more analysis on possible impacts to Utah's most-visited national park.