Employee took 'improper gifts' from tour operators — IG
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Hawaii will not prosecute a National Park Service employee who received "improper gifts" from local tour operators, the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General revealed today.
GOP senators want Trump's review to consider 'all remedies'
Republican lawmakers led by Utah Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch have urged President Trump to "keep all remedies on the table" as his administration considers reforms to the Antiquities Act.
Republican lawmakers ask Zinke not to alter Colo. site
A pair of Colorado Republican lawmakers are urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to refrain from recommending any changes to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, calling the 175,000-acre site "an example of what the Antiquities Act was intended to do."
Commission would be axed under Trump plan
President Trump today proposed in his fiscal 2018 budget request the elimination of the Marine Mammal Commission, one of numerous independent agencies targeted for closure under the new administration.
Utah official recants saying Zinke vowed to undo Bears Ears
A local Utah official, who told E&E News last week that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke privately vowed to recommend rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, said today that he misspoke and that Zinke had not promised any specific outcomes for the 1.35-million-acre site.