Democrats request probe of Zinke real estate deal
Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee are seeking an investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's role in a real estate deal backed by Halliburton Co. Chairman David Lesar, asserting the former Montana lawmaker has used his current office for personal financial gain.
Admin backs bills to lift Mont. wilderness protection
Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) today earned praise from Trump administration officials for his proposals to lift restrictions on more than 800,000 acres of public lands in Montana, but others urged him back to the drawing board.
Greens decry Bishop's 'amateurish McCarthy tactics'
House Natural Resources Committee Republicans today expanded their investigation into environmental organizations and their relationships with foreign governments, demanding documents from the Center for Biological Diversity.
Copper mine to start soon on former monument site
A new copper mining project is expected to begin this summer on former Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument lands, but environmentalists said today they could move to block the project in federal court.
Members to mull Mont. wilderness, Utah monument bills
A House panel this week will review a slate of bills that would lift restrictions on more than 690,000 acres of public lands in Montana, create a new national monument in Utah and designate a new national park in Washington, D.C.