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.

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BLM 'backdoor leasing' cheats taxpayers — report

Nearly a quarter of all federal lands leased to the oil and gas industry in the past decade used a noncompetitive leasing process that returns less revenue to taxpayers and locks up public lands for years, according to a report from a liberal-leaning government watchdog group.