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


Is appointment of 'acting' BLM chief legal?

Environmentalists are challenging the Interior Department's selection of Brian Steed as the Bureau of Land Management's new acting director, alleging his appointment runs afoul of a little-known federal law that requires employees to have served at an agency for a minimum period before they are eligible to lead it.


Zinke picks former Hill aide as acting BLM director

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has appointed Utah Republican Rep. Chris Stewart's former chief of staff as the new acting director of the Bureau of Land Management — the latest move in an ongoing, monthslong Interior Department reorganization effort.