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.
BLM approves 'long overdue' Northwest-Intermountain West line
The Trump administration has approved a 300-mile power line project that should dramatically improve electric transmission from the Pacific Northwest to the Intermountain West.
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.
USGS science center in Va. set to close
A U.S. Geological Survey science center in Reston, Va., that receives a major sum of its annual funding from the agency's climate program is closing down, in large part due to Trump administration cuts in climate research funding.
Zinke opens once inaccessible N.M. wilderness to the public
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced yesterday he has formally accepted a donation of nearly 4,000 acres of private land that will open the Sabinoso Wilderness in northeast New Mexico to hunting, fishing and other recreational activity for the first time.