Public Lands

Jennifer Yachnin



Jennifer writes about public lands issues, including access, development and the state land transfer movement. She previously covered campaigns and elections at E&E. Before joining E&E News in 2011, she spent 10 years at the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call where she worked as an investigative reporter writing about ethics, campaign finance and congressional wealth. Her work has also appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Detroit News and on National Public Radio. She has appeared as an expert guest on outlets including C-SPAN, NPR and local television. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

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BLM urged to punt Chaco leasing plan during pandemic

The Bureau of Land Management is facing increasing pressure to pause a planning process that could open land near New Mexico's Chaco Culture National Historical Park to oil and gas leasing, as lawmakers, environmentalists and Native Americans argue efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic should take priority.