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 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


Bill seeks 'no net increase' in the federal estate

A Virginia congressman has reintroduced a bill that would limit the size of the federal estate by mandating the Interior and Agriculture secretaries sell 1 acre "to private owners, states, or localities" for every acre of land they acquire, in some instances at a greatly reduced price.


Dems defy Trump, propose bill to save 9.2M acres in Utah

Senate Democrats yesterday reintroduced legislation to protect 9.2 million acres of federal lands in southern Utah's scenic red rock region — the same day President Trump signed an executive order that could dramatically alter dozens of national monuments, including two large ones in the Beehive State.