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


In Colo., fire season is now a yearlong problem

When the grass fire was first spotted in a vacant field early Sunday morning in Boulder County, Colo., it didn't come as much of a surprise to state and local fire officials, who quickly mobilized hundreds of firefighters to battle the blaze.


Judge rejects federal approval of Ore. logging project

A federal judge has ruled that the Forest Service did not properly analyze a proposed logging project in Oregon's Umpqua National Forest, ordering the agency to re-examine potential impacts of the project to a proposed wilderness area and habitat for the threatened northern spotted owl.