Emails: Interior officials considered delaying report
Newly disclosed internal emails show senior Interior Department aides contemplated whether they could delay the release of a Fish and Wildlife Service study on "Americans' relationship to nature" in 2017 over concerns the report could undermine President Trump's order to review the boundaries of dozens of national monuments.
DOJ defends cuts as 'wholly consistent' with Antiquities Act
The Justice Department yesterday doubled down on its defense of President Trump's reductions to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as it responded to friend-of-the-court briefs.
San Juan County quits Bears Ears lawsuit
Three months after a federal judge allowed local Utah officials to stand alongside the Trump administration in defending cuts to the Bears Ears National Monument, attorneys for San Juan County today asked to walk away from the lawsuit.
Bernhardt dusts off line of succession with crisis team plan
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt last month quietly updated his agency's batting order — filling out a list of a dozen employees who may take the reins in an emergency scenario where the department has exhausted its order of succession.
Warren vows to restore monuments, eliminate park fees
As president, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) declared today she would prohibit new oil and gas leases on public lands — including offshore drilling — vowing "to end our public lands' contribution to climate change."