Potential chief vows to push local input, reduce monuments
Wyoming-based property rights attorney Karen Budd-Falen recently vowed that if she is confirmed to lead the Bureau of Land Management, she will "advocate for local government involvement," criticizing an inside-the-Beltway mindset that she said currently pervades land-use planning.
Lawsuit seeks details on Interior official's role in review
Friends of the Earth is the latest environmental organization to file a lawsuit that aims to force the Trump administration to disclose records related to its national monuments review, including any information about Associate Deputy Secretary James Cason's role in the assessment of a half-dozen sites.
Liberal group labels 19 GOP lawmakers 'anti-parks caucus'
A report released today by the liberal Center for American Progress slams more than a dozen Republican lawmakers for their support of efforts to reduce the size of national monuments or slow the creation of new ones, dubbing the group the "Congressional Anti-Parks Caucus."
Bundy keeps selling cattle as BLM contemplates new roundup
LAS VEGAS — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has spent the last 21 months in federal custody, but his cattle remain home on the range, grazing illegally on public lands the same way they have for more than 20 years.
Is appointment of 'acting' BLM chief legal?
Environmentalists are challenging the Interior Department's selection of Brian Steed as the Bureau of Land Management's new acting director, alleging his appointment runs afoul of a little-known federal law that requires employees to have served at an agency for a minimum period before they are eligible to lead it.