Committees to consider multiple energy, land use bills
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on multiple public lands bills this week, several of which are making repeat appearances from previous Congresses and some of which could continue to divide lawmakers across party lines.
Legal battle could drag on even if Utah sites are restored
President Biden is expected to soon restore protections to more than 2 million acres of public lands his predecessor excised from a pair of national monuments, but quarrels over the acreage are far from over.
Republicans resist climate talk in hearing on land bills
House Natural Resources Committee lawmakers yesterday signaled bipartisan support for a quartet of bills aimed at expanding access to public lands while easing permits for outfitters and tour guides.
Groups call for mitigating, reversing borderland damage
In the wake of President Biden's cancellation of border wall construction contracts last month, environmentalists are now pressing Congress to quickly fund mitigation along the nation's southern boundary.
Interior press shop adds former journalist
The Interior Department has expanded its communications team, adding former journalist and military spokeswoman Elizabeth Peace as a senior public affairs specialist.