Grijalva to Haaland: Bring BLM HQ back to Washington
The chairman of the powerful House Natural Resources Committee is ramping up pressure on Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to undo the Trump-era decision to move the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters to Colorado.
BLM dumps Trump-era sterilization tests, advocacy groups say
The Biden administration is signaling that it won't follow the Trump-era approach to managing wild horses and burros, ditching plans approved last year to test a controversial sterilization method on wild mares in Utah.
Haaland revokes Trump-era orders, creates Climate Task Force
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland today swept away many of her Republican predecessors' executive policies, revoking in one fell swoop myriad secretarial orders governing fossil fuel development and other hot-button issues.
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Dems' $8B orphaned well cleanup bill gets GOP blowback
House Republicans say they will fight an orphan well-plugging bill pushed by Democrats because they oppose bonding requirements and fees designed to ensure oil and gas companies have set aside enough money in the future to pay to clean up abandoned wells instead of taxpayers.
Interior ices mining, leasing for 2 years on Alaska tracts
The Interior Department today tapped the brakes on a last-minute series of Trump administration orders that proposed to open as much as 28 million acres of federal lands in Alaska to mining and other mineral extraction activities.