Lawsuit pins fatal Wyo. elk disease on FWS policy
A coalition of environmental groups today sued the Fish and Wildlife Service, hoping to force it to drop an elk winter-feeding program in Wyoming that they say is helping spread a fatal disease that threatens elk, mule deer and moose.
Revamp to Obama-era regs highlights deep partisan divide
Republicans and Democrats are lining up to praise and decry final revisions to Obama-era greater sage grouse conservation plans unveiled today by the Interior Department, underscoring the deep partisan divide over the iconic bird and public lands management.
BLM revokes policy that sparked slaughter concerns
The Bureau of Land Management has pulled the plug on a wild horse and burro policy that animal rights advocates worried would make it easier to sell the animals for slaughter.
Final BLM plans sharply rebuke Obama-era regs
The Trump administration has finalized revisions to Obama-era greater sage grouse conservation plans that include a number of provisions that could allow for oil and gas drilling, mining activity, and other development near sensitive grouse habitat.
Committee mulls fixes to recreation access
Outdoor advocates and lawmakers said yesterday Congress needs to act now, with memories of the successful lands package still fresh, to increase public access to recreational activities.