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 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


EPA once again allows 'cyanide bombs'

EPA today announced it will allow the Agriculture Department to continue using cyanide devices to kill predator animals, though the agency set new requirements designed to reduce risks to people, pets and other "non-target animals."


BLM to suffer major staff losses in move West

The Bureau of Land Management appears poised to lose the majority of its Washington, D.C.-based staff as part of its plans to relocate out West next year. That could include dozens of employees in the departments that handle public lands planning, environmental compliance, management of hazardous materials, and oil and gas development on the 245 million acres BLM manages.