BLM launches web tool to improve access to outdoor activities
As summer vacations kick off, the Bureau of Land Management has launched a tool on its website to improve the public's access to thousands of recreation sites across the country.
Contentious forest, Izembek bills among 22 bills panel advances
The House Natural Resources Committee today approved 22 bills, including legislation to approve construction of a controversial road in Alaska and other measures related to water, recreation, mining cleanup and forest management.
Can Zinke tout an unpopular budget and win over Congress?
All Cabinet secretaries must traverse Capitol Hill's thorny terrain during budget season. But withstanding congressional criticism over President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget blueprint takes a special kind of stamina and confidence.
Conservation groups urge lawmakers to oppose Izembek road
Several conservation groups are urging members of the House Natural Resources Committee to oppose pending legislation to build a single-lane gravel road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, saying the bill "creates dangerous national policy implications for wild places" throughout the country.
Panel aims to scope financial, policy impacts of litigation
A House Natural Resources panel will take a deep dive into the history of lawsuits against Interior with the aim of assessing the adverse effect excessive litigation has had on the department's resources.