Public lands

Scott Streater



Scott writes about the Interior Department and related agencies. He has reported on a wide range of topics during a 25-year reporting career, including U.S. EPA regulation of oil refineries, the potential health risks posed by toxic chemicals in household items and the role of federal lands in renewable energy development. Before joining E&E News in 2009, he was an environmental reporter with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and before that with the Pensacola News Journal. He has won numerous journalism awards, including the Scripps Howard Foundation's Edward J. Meeman Award for environmental reporting and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers winner for special projects.

Latest Stories


3 new members join national advisory panel

The Interior and Agriculture secretaries have appointed three new members to a national advisory panel on wild horses and burros that hasn't met in nearly a year, but has recommended removing — and euthanizing, if necessary — tens of thousands of excess animals on federal rangelands across the West.


Coalition protests USDA's exploding cyanide devices

The contentious debate over whether the Agriculture Department should use exploding cyanide devices to kill predators is raging once again, with an environmental group spearheading a push to convince the agency to stop using the devices in Oregon.


Colo. governor, senator want big changes to lease sale

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) is continuing to push the Bureau of Land Management to scale back a massive December oil and gas lease sale that he says could negatively affect more than 108,000 acres of greater sage grouse habitat, as well as the state's sensitive North Fork Valley region.